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April 12, 1909. 



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JOURNAL OF THE 



PROCEEDINGS 



OF THE 



CITY COUNCIL 

OF THE 

CITY OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 



Regular Meeting, Monday, April, 12, 1909. 

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OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Published by authority of the City Coun- 
cil of the City of Chicago, Friday, 
April 16, 1909. 

Present — His Honor, the Mayor, and 
Aid. 'Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dixon, 
Foreman, Pringle, Richert, McKenna, 
Young, McCoid, Bennett, Snow, Moyni- 
han, Jones, Egan, Fick, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Beilfuss, Kunz, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Brennan, Con- 
Ion, Powers, Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, 
Clettenberg, Hey, Britten, Hahne, Red- 
wanz, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Rein- 
berg, Siewert, Qlancy, Connery, Blencoe, 
Golombiewski, Mclnerney, Burns, Hunt, 
Bihl, Nolan, Race and Forsberg, 

Absent — Aid. McNeal, Burke, Kruger^ 
Bowler, Josetti, Downey, O'Connell, Rob- 
erts and Fisher. 



QUORUM. 

At 7:30 P. M., a quorum being pres- 



ent, the 
order. 



Mayor called the Council to 



JOURNAL. 

Aid. Foreman moved to approve the 
printed -record of the regular meeting 
held Monday, March 29, 1909, as sub- 
mitted by the Clerk, as the Journal of 
the Proceedings of the said meeting, and 
to dispense with the reading of the same. 

The motion prevailed. 



MOTIONS TO RECONSIDER. 

Aid. Dever moved to reconsider the 
vote by which the Council at its last pre- 
ceding regular meeting (held March 29, 
1909), passed an ordinance providing for 
connection with City fire alarm signal 
circuits of auxiliary fire alarm systems. 



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The motion to reconsider prevailed. 



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Aid. Dever moved to recommit the or- 
dinance to the Committee on Judiciary. 
The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Powers moved to reconsider the 
vote by which the Council at its last 
preceding regular meeting (held March 
29, 1909), passed an ordinance amending 
Section 2393 of the Revised Municipal 
Code of Chicago of 1905. 

The motion to reconsider prevailed. 

Aid. Powers moved to recommit the 
ordinance to the Committee on Water 
Department. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Powers moved to reconsider the 
vote by which the Council at its last pre- 
ceding regular meeting (held March 29, 
1909) passed an ordinance amending 
Section 2420 of the Revised Municipal 
Code of Chicago of 1905. 

The motion to reconsider prevailed. 

Aid. Powers moved to recommit the 
ordinance to the Committee on Water 
Department. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Powers moved to reconsider the 
vote by which the Council at its last pre- 
ceding regular meeting (held March 29, 
1909) passed an ordinance amending 
Section 2429 of the Revised Municipal 
Code of Chicago of 1905. 

The motion to reconsider prevailed. 

Aid. Powers moved to recommit the 
ordinance to the Committee on Water 
Department. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Powers moved to reconsider the 
vote by which the Council at its last 
preceding regular meeting (held March 
29, 1909) passed an ordinance amend- 
ing Section 2433 of the Revised Munici- 
pal Code of Chicago of 1905. 

The motion to reconsider prevailed. 



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Aid. Powers moved to recommit the 
ordinance to the Committee on Water 
Department. 

The motion prevailed. 



Communications from the Mayor, Comp- 
troller, Commissioner of Public Works^ 
and All Other City Officers, Depart- 
ments and Branches of the City Gov- 
ernment. 

The Clerk presented the following 
communication submitted by His Honor, 
the Mayor: 

Mayor's. Office,) 
Chicago, April 8, 1909. C 
To the Honorable, the City Council of 

the City of Chicago: 

Gentlemen — Upon reviewing the 
printed record of the regular meeting^ 
of the City Council held on Monday, 
March 29, 1909, I note that two certain 
vacation ordinances, one vacating a por- 
tion of Front street, published on pages 
3637 et seq., and the other vacating a 
portion of Gardner street, published on 
pages 3G60 et seq., are reported as 
passed, the vote on each of the ordi- 
nances being, yeas 52 and nays 2. 

Inasmuch as these ordinances were de- 
clared to be passed under misapprehen- 
sion of the law, the statutes of this State 
providing that vacation ordinances must 
receive the affirmative vote of t!iree- 
fourths majority of all the Aldermen 
authorized by law to be elected, I here- 
with return each of them without my 
approval and respectfully suggest that 
the printed record of the aforesaid meet- 
ing be corrected by striking out the 
word ''passed" appearing in the left- 
hand column of page 3637 and by strik- 
ing out the word "passed" appearing in 
the right-hand column of page 3659, 
and substituting in lieu of the forego- 
ing word in each of the aforesaid places 
the word "lost." 

I further suggest that inasmuch as 
these ordinances have been thoroughly 






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considered by the proper committees, 
that each of them be re-introduced and 
that they be either passed in the omni- 
bus or subjected to a roll call without 
re-reference to a committee, if such pro- 
cedure meets with your pleasure. 
Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Fred A. Busse, 

Mayor. 

Aid. MeCoid moved to correct the 
Journal of Proceedings of March 29, 1909, 
in accordance with the recommendation 
contained in the foregoing communica- 
tion. 

The motion prevailed. 

By unanimous consent. Aid. McCoid 
presented an ordinance providing for the 
vacation of a portion of Front street 
lying between 115th street and 116th 
street and for the dedication of a new 
part of Front street, from 115th street 
to Kensington avenue. 

Aid. McCoid moved to pass the said or- 
dinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the said or- 
dinance was passed by yeas and nays as 
f olloM^s : 

Yeas — Kenna, Harding, Dixon, Fore- 
man, Pringle, Richert, McKenna, Young, 
McCoid, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, 
Jones, Egan, Fick, Scully, Hurt, Ctiller- 
ton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, Evans, Law- 
ley, Lucas, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koraleski, 
Sitts, Dever, Brennan, Conlon, Powers, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Clettenberg, 
Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz, Dunn, 
Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, 
Clancy, Connery, Blencoe, Golombiewski, 
Burns, Hunt, Bihl, Nolan, Race, Fors- 
berg — 56. 

Nays — Coughlin, Mclnerney — 2. 

The following is the ordinance as 
passed: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Vacating part of Front street, from* 
115th street to 116th street and for 
dedicating part of Front street, from 
lloth street to Kensington avenue. 



Whereas, Front street from 115th 
street to 116th street insofar as it falls 
on the right-of-way claimed by the Illi- 
nois Central Railroad Company is the 
subject of a dispute between the City 
of Chicago and said Illinois Central Rail- 
road Company; and 

Whereas, There exists an urgent 
public necessity for fire and police pro- 
tection, and public travel, that said 
street shall be paved and that the said 
dispute shall be immediately settled; 
now, therefore. 

Be it ordained, hy the City Council of the 
City of Chicago -. 

Section 1. That, except only as to 
that part thereof which is described in 
Section 2 hereof, all of Front street, 
from 115th street to 116th street, which 
falls on the right-of-way claimed by the 
Illinois Central Railroad Company and 
indicated in red and by the words "To 
be vacated" on the plat hereto attached 
and which plat, for greater certainty is 
hereby made a part of this ordinance, 
be and the same is hereby vacated. 

Section 2. The vacation in Section 1 
hereof provided for is made, however, 
upon the express conditions: 

First. That, within thirty (30) days 
after the date of the passage of this or- 
dinance, the Illinois Central Railroad 
Company shall dedicate to the City of 
Chicago, to be used exclusively and for- 
ever as a public street, the westerly 
twenty-five (25) feet, from the north 
line of 115th street to the south line of 
Kensington avenue, of the right-of-way 
claimed by said Illinois Central Railroad 
Company in fractional Section 22, Town- 
ship 37 North, Range 14, East of the 
Third Principal Meridian, north of the 
Indiana Boundary Line, as colored in 
blue and indicated by the words: "To 
be dedicated" on the aforementioned 
plat ; and 

Second. That, within said thirty (30) 
days, said Illinois Central Railroad Com- 
pany shall file for record in the office of 



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the Recorder of Deeds of Cook County, 
Illinois, a certified copy of this ordi- 
nance together with a plat, properly 
signed, sealed and acknowledged, dedi- 
cating said strip of land for street pur- 
poses. 

Third. That, within four (4) months 
from the date of the passage of this or- 
dinance, the said Illinois Central Rail- 
road Company will: 

A. Remove from off the tract of land 
in Section 2 hereof described, all tracks, 
ties, telegraph posts and other obstruc- 
tions thereon — whether belonging to 
said Railroad Company or its tenants or 
licensees; and 

B. Pave, with a vitrified brick pave- 
ment, retained by cement curbs, the east 
twenty-three (23) feet of the tract of 
land in Section 2 hereof described. Said 
improvement, including curbing, shall be 
made according to plans and specifica- 
tions therefor to be drawn by the Com- 
missioner of Public Works and shall be of 
at least an equal standard of excellence 
to that required by said City of Chi- 
cago for similar work when performed 
under special assessment proceedings. 
And said work, including curbing, shall 
be performed under the directions of and 
subject to the approval of said Commis- 
sioner of Public Works; and said Illi- 
nois Central Railroad Company does 
hereby further agree that in case it shall 
fail to make either said removal or 
said improvement, including curbing, in 
the time and manner hereinbefore speci- 
fied, then, in that event, the City of 
Chicago may perform all of said work or 
so much as may be necessary to com- 
plete the same, and the said Illinois 
Central Railroad Company will pay the 
cost thereof to said City of Chicago. 

Section 3. This ordinance is in the 
nature of an offer of settlement by way 
of a compromise from the Qity of Chi- 
cago to said Illinois Central Railroad 
Company of any and all disputes between 
them as to their respective rights in 



the tracts of land in Sections 1 and 2 
hereof described; and neither the pas- 
sage of this ordinance by said City of 
Chicago nor its acceptance by said Illi- 
nois Central Railroad Company is in- 
tended to be, or shall be held to be, any 
admission by said City of Chicago or by 
said Railroad Company bearing on such 
rights; and this ordinance shall not af- 
fect the rights of the City of Chicago in 
any part of Front street falling west 
of the right-of-way claimed by said Illi- 
nois Central Railroad Company. 

Section 4. And it is hereby specially 
provided that the lots and tracts of land 
on the westerly side of and immediately 
adjoining said street or any part thereof 
so vacated, shall not, by reason of said 
vacation, be extended eastwardly so as 
to include in, or add to, said lots, or 
tracts of land, or any of them, any part 
of the said street so vacated, for the 
reason that said lots and tracts of land 
on said westerly side of said street never 
did contribute therefrom to said street 
so vacated. 

Section 5. This ordinance shall be in 
full force from and after its acceptance 
by said Illinois Central Railroad Com- 
pany; Provided: That said acceptance 
shall be duly signed, sealed and attested 
by said Illinois Central Railroad Com- 
pany and filed with the 'City Clerk of 
the City of Chicago within fourteen ( 14 ) 
days from the passage of this ordinance 
and provided, furthermore, that said Illi- 
nois Central Railroad Company shall 
comply with all the terms and condi- 
tions in this ordinance contained in the 
time, manner and form as is in this or- 
dinance stipulated and provided. 



By unanimous consent, Aid. Reinberg 
presented a certain ordinance providing 
for the vacation of part of Gardner 
street and of certain public alleys in 
August Walbaum's Subdivision of Lot 
77, and in Assessors' Division of Lot 79, 
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Aid. Reinberg moved to pass the said 
ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the said or- 
dinance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Teas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, McKenna, 
Young, McCoid, Bennett, Snow, Moyni- 
han, Jones, Egan, Fick, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas^ Beilfuss, Kunz, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Powers, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Hey, Brit- 
ten, Hahne, Redwanz, Dunn, Thomson, 
Lipps, Reinberg, Siewert, Clancy, Con- 
nery, Blencoe, Golombiewski, Mclnerney, 
Burns, Hunt, Bihl, Nolan, Race, Fors- 
berg — 56. 

Ndys — Brennan, Clettenberg — 2. 

The following is the ordinance as 



Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That all that part of 
Gardner street lying west of and adjoin- 
ing a line extended north from the 
northeast corner of Lot two (2) in a 
subdivision of Lot sixty-eight (68) and 
east of and adjoining a line drawn from 
the southwest corner of Lot seven (7), 
to the northwest corner of Lot ten (10) 
in the Assessor's Division of Lot sev- 
enty-nine, all in Butterfield's Addition 
to Chicago, a subdivision in the west 
half of the northwest quarter of Sec- 
tion Four, Range 14, East of the Third 
Principal Meridian, and being further 
described as the east four hundred 
sixty-eight (468) feet, more or less, of 
that part of Gardner street lying be- 
tween North Halsted street and the 
west line of the first north and south 
twenty (20) foot public alley west of 
Larrabee street; also, all of the east and 
Avest public alleys in August Walbaum's 
Subdivision of Lot seventy-seven (77) 
and also in Assessors' Division of Lot 
seventy-nine in the aforesaid Butter- 
field's Addition to Chicago, excepting that 



part of the east and west public alley 
south of and adjoining the south line of 
Lot three (3) and north of and adjoin- 
ing the north line of Lot six (6) in 
aforementioned Assessors' Division of 
Lot seventy-nine, aforesaid Butterfield's 
Addition to Chicago. Said alley being 
further described as all of the east and 
west public alley (excepting the east 
twenty-one and ninety-one one-hundredths 
(21.91) feet of the west forty-three and 
eighty-two one-hundredths (43.82) feet 
thereof) in the block bounded by Rees 
street, Gardner street. North Halsted 
street and the first north and south pub- 
lic alley west of Larrabee street, also all 
of the east and west public alley in the 
block bounded by Gardner street, Ved- 
der street, North Halsted street and the 
first north and south public alley west 
of Larrabee street, all as colored in red 
and indicated by the words "To be va- 
cated" upon the plat hereto attached, 
which plat for greater certainty is here- 
by made a part of this ordinance, be 
and the same are hereby vacated and 
closed. 

Section 2. The vacations herein pro- 
vided for are made upon the express 
condition that the Lincoln Park Com- 
missioners shall: — a: Within thirty (30) 
days of the passage of this ordinance 
dedicate and open up for public use as 
a street Lots three (3) and six (6) in 
Assessors' Division of said Lot seventy- 
nine (79) as colored in yellow and in- 
dicated by the words "To be dedicated" 
on the plat hereto attached, b: Pave 
and continuously maintain in a manner 
satisfactory to the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works the east sixteen (16) feet of 
the strip of land to be dedicated, c: 
Construct and maintain in a manner sat- 
isfactory to the Commissioner of Public 
Works a cement sidewalk five and 
ninety-one one-hundredths (5.91) feet 
wide on the west side of the 21.91 feet 
of the strip of land to be dedicated, d: 
Provide and maintain proper lighting 
satisfactory to the Commissioner of Pub- 



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lie Works and the City Eleetrieian of the 
streets and sidewalks referred to in 
Paragraphs B and C. e: Within thirty 
(30) days of the passage of this ordi- 
nance file for record in the office of the 
Recorder of Deeds of Cook County, Illi- 
nois, a certified copy of this ordinance, 
and a plat properly executed and ac- 
knowledged, showing the dedication here- 
in provided for. 

All of the foregoing construction work 
shall be completed within sixty (60) 
days of tlie passage of this ordinance. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be 
in force and effect from and after its 
passage, provided, however, .that if the 
said Lincoln Park Commissioners shall 
fail to comply with the terms of Sec- 
tion 2 hereof, then and in that event 
this ordinance shall be held void, and 
the vacation provided for herein shall 
be for naught held. 



A report containing a list of the names 
of persons released from the House of 
Correction during the two weeks ending- 
April 10, 1909, together with the cause 
of each release: 

Aid. Foreman moved that the report 
be published and placed on file. 

The motion prevailed, and it was so 
ordered. 

The following is the report: 

Mayor's Office,] 
City of Chicago, April 12, 1909. C 
Honorable City Council of the City of 

Chicago : 

Gentlemen — In accordance with law I 
hereby report to your honorable body the 
names of persons imprisoned for viola- 
tion of city ordinances, who have been 
released by me during the week ending 
April 10, 1909, together with the cause 
of each release. 

Michael Mongovern, released for wife, 
on the ground that wife and child need 
his support; has been sufficiently pun- 
ished. 



Louis Price, released for Aid. Stewart; 
sufficiently punished. 

F. S. Kane, released for John G. Jones. 
Sufficiently punished. Not a criminal 
character, and employment may be lost 
if longer confined. 

Steve Jankiewicz,; released for Aid, 
Golombiewski. Has no criminal record, 
and work awaits him. Inquiry devel- 
opes great doubt as to his guilt. Supt. 
John L. Whitman recommends that a 
pardon be granted. 

John Barrell, released for wife. Has 
no criminal record. Work awaits him. 
Pardon recommended by Supt. John L. 
Whitman. 

Henry Ferguson, released for Aid, 
Foreman. Has no criminal record, and 
promises not to carry any weapons in the 
future. Sufficiently punished, 

Elmer Ostermayer, released for mother 
and Aid, Lucas, Sufficiently punished, 

Frank J, Nolan, released for Aid, 
Brennan and A. J, Harris, on the ground 
of being sufficiently punished, 

Clark N. Hunter, released for wife. 
Sufficiently punished. 

Harry Wilson, released for Aid. Bren- 
nan. Sufficiently punished. 

Charles Curtis, released for Aid. 
Kenna. Has signed pledge never to beg 
on public streets. Sufficiently punished. 

Frank Pearce, released for wife, prose- 
cuting Avitness. Sufficiently punished. 

William Dean, released for brother, 
on ground of sufficiently punished. 

Mrs. Valeria Marciniak, Annie Rice 
and Ellen Haas, released from House of 
Good Shepherd on recommendation of 
mother superior. 

Jack Parazinsky, released for sister 
and Aid, Golombiewski on recommenda- 
tion of Supt. John L. Whitman, Suffi-- 
ciently punished, 

Bryan Mulkern, released for wife; has 
signed pledge to abstain from use of 
liquor and support his family. Suffi- 
ciently punished. 



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Michael Carroll, released for brother. 
Needed at home. Sufficiently punished. 

John Johnson, released for Aid. Moyni- 
han. Sufficiently punished. 

Robert Walker, released for Aid. 
Moynahan; sufficiently punished. 

Nicholas Meyer, released for John P. 
Walsh, has been sufficiently punished. 

John Wincek, released for Aid. Hey; 
has been sufficiently punished. 

William Leheau, released for Aid. 
Golombiewski ; has been sufficiently pun- 
ished. 

Gertrude Fulkerson, released for Jos. 
Schmidt. Sufficiently punished for keep- 
ing improper company. 

John Lavelle, released for wife; has 
been committed since Dec. 21st, 1908. 
Has signed pledge to work and support 
family. Sufficiently punished. 

Anthony Nix, released for brother on 
recommendation of Supt. John L. Whit- 
man, and has signed pledge for future 
good behavior, and to abstain from 
liquor. 

Frank Barry, released for Aid. Cough- 
lin; has signed pledge never to beg on 
public streets. 

Charles Ford, released for Aid. Cough- 
lin. Sufficiently punished. 

John Peck, released for wife and Aid. 
Clettenberg. Sufficiently punished. 

Ernest Shorley, released for Aid. Fore- 
man. Sufficiently punished. 

Tony Plavin, released for M. Ph. Gins- 
berg, editor Daily Jewish Courier, on 
the recommendation of Supt. John L. 
Whitman to celebrate the Jewish Pass- 
over. 

James Ryan, released for wife; has 
signed pledge to abstain from use of 
liquors for a period of one year. 

Moses Schumolovitz, released for M. 
Ph. Ginsberg, editor Jewish Courier, on 
the recommendation of- Supt. John L. 
Whitman, to celebrate the Jewish Pass- 
over. 

Leslie Anderson, released for James 
Foley, on the ground of being sufficiently 



punished, and unless liberated will lose 
his position. 

Ed Joyce, released for Bond Partu, 
who has work for him. Sufficiently pun- 
ished. 

Frank Warden, released for Richard 
McGraw, who has work for him. Suf- 
ficiently punished. 

Frank Krukowski, released for daugh- 
ter; has been sufficiently punished. 

Michael McGrath, released for Aid. 
Mclnerney; has been sufficiently pun- 
ished. 

Minnie Lamberth, released for hus- 
band; has been sufficiently punished. 

Louis Davis, released for Aid. Fick. 
In order to afford him an opportunity 
to straighten out his marital affairs. 

Ed. Doyle, released for wife; who is 
destitute; brother agrees to find him 
work and keep him sober. 

Paulina Sowka, released for husband; 
has signed pledge to abstain from use of 
liquors for a period of one year. 

David Mathie, released for mother; on 
recommendation of Judge Girten. 

Michael Tobin, released for Aid. 
Brennan. Sufficiently punished. 

Thomas Coleman, released for father 
and wife, on advice of Supt. John L. 
Whitman. Is in dying condition. 

Edward Corcoran, released for John J. 
Broderick; who has work for him on 
ice wagon; promises to keep sober. 

August Brieke, released for son and 
daughter ; has given pledge to keep sober. 

E. J. Bright, released for wife, prose- 
cuting witness, who needs his support. 

Nole K. Foster, released for sister. Has 
to support his grandmother. Sufficiently 
punished. 

Robert Hall, released for Aid. Bren- 
nan. Sufficiently punished. 

Dennis Gallagher, released for wife, 
prosecuting witness. She and ten chil- 
dren in need. 

(Signed.) Fred A. Busse, 

Mayor. 



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The following veto message: 

Mayor's Office, | 
Chicago, April 12, 1909. J 
To the Eonordble, the City Council: 

Gentlemen— I return herewith, with- 
out my approval, an ordinance passed 
by your Honorable Body on March 29, 
1909, and appearing on page 3564 of the 
printed Proiceedings of the Qity Council 
meeting held on that date, the purpose 
of said ordinance being to grant permis- 
sion to Charles Svinning to construct a 
canopy over the sidewalk of 1635 West 
35th street. 

I return this ordinance without my ap- 
proval on recommendation of the Com- 
missioner of Public Works, because the 
name of the grantee as it appears in said 
ordinance is incorrect and the ordinance 
contains no clause for the amendment, 
modification or repeal by the City Coun- 
cil. 

When amended to cure the defects 
named above, there will be no objection 
to the ordinance. 

Respectfully, 
(Signed) Feed A. Busse, 

Mayor. 

Aid. McKenna moved to reconsider the 
vote by which the ordinance referred to 
in the veto message of His Honor, the 
Mayor, was passed. 

The motion to reconsider prevailed. 

Aid. McKenna moved to recommit the 
said ordinance to the Committee on 
'Streets and Alleys, South Division. 
The motion prevailed. 

also, 
The following veto message: 

Mayor's Office, | 
Chicago, April 12, 1909. C 
To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — I return herewith, with- 
out my approval, an ordinance passed 
by your Honorable Body, March 29, 1909, 



appearing on page 3640 of the printed 
Proceedings of the City Council, of that 
date, the purpose of said ordinance be- 
ing to define the duties and powers of 
the assistant superintendents of streets. 
I return this ordinance without my ap- 
proval because it does not state dis- 
tinctly that the second assistant super- 
intendent of streets shall be under the 
supervision and direction of the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works and leaves him 
free to act as he may see fit. , 

I also present herewith an ordinance 
prepared by the Corporation Qounsel to 
cure this defect and respectfully recom- 
mend its passage. 

The Commissioner has suggested that 
the amendment of the ordinance cover- 
ing the Department of Public Works as 
indicated above makes it advisable to 
amend Section 1878 of the Revised Mu- 
nicipal Code of 1905 so that there will 
be no question as to the Superintendent 
of Streets being under the superinten- 
dence and direction of the Commissioner 
of Public Works. I transmit herewith 
an ordinance prepared by the Law De- 
partment for the purpose named and 
respectfully recommend its passage. 
Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) F!red A. Busse, 

Mayor. 

Aid. Snow moved to reconsider the 
vote by which the ordinance referred to 
in the veto message of His Honor, the 
Mayor, was passed. 

The motion to reconsider prevailed. 

Aid. Snow moved that the ordinance 
submitted by His Honor, the Mayor, 
amending Sections 1836 and 1880 of the 
Revised Municipal Code of Chicago of 
1905, be substituted for the ordinance 
under consideration. 

The motion to substitute prevailed. 

Aid. Snow moved to pass the said sub- 
stitute ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the said 



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ordinance was passed by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

.Teas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle; Richert, McKenna, 
Young, MoCoid, Bennett, Snow, Moyni- 
han, Jones, Egan, Fiek, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Beilfuss, Kunz, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Powers, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Cletten- 
berg. Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz, 
Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Sie- 
wert, Clancy, Connery, Bleneoe, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, Hunt, Bihl, 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 57. 

Nays — ^Brennan — 1. 

The following is the ordinance as 



Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 
City of Chicago-. 

Section 1. That Sections 1836 and 
1880 of the Revised Municipal Code of 
Chicago of 1905 be and the sarnie are 
hereby amended so as to read as follows : 
"1836. Department of Public Works 
Established.) There is hereby estab- 
lished an executive department of the 
IVTunilcipal government of the City 
which shall be known as the Depart- 
ment of Public Works, and shall em- 
brace the Commissioner of Public 
Works, the Deputy Commissioner, the 
City Engineer, the Superintendent of 
Streets, the First Assistant Superin- 
tendent of 'Streets, the Second Assis- 
tant Superintendent of Streets, the 
Third Assistant Superintendent of 
Streets, the Superintendent of Water, 
the Superintendent of Sewers, the Su- 
perintendent of Maps, and such other 
assistants and employes as the City 
Council may, by ordinance, provide." 
"1880. Duties.) The First Assis- 
tant Superintendent of Streets shall 
perform such duties as may be re- 
quired of him by the Commissioner of 
Public Works, the Superintendent of 
Streets, and the ordinances of the 
City. He shall act as Superintendent 



of Streets in the absence of such Su- 
perintendent. 

"The Second Assistant Superintend- 
ent of Streets shall perform such 
duties as may be required of him by 
the Commissioner of Public Works, 
the Superintendent of Streets and the 
ordinances of the City. He shall have 
charge, under the supervision and di- 
rection of the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works, of the cleaning of the 
streets and alleys of the Qity, includ- 
ing the removal and disposition of 
garbage, filth, litter, dirt, ashes, ma- 
nure, offal, swill, and other materials 
and substances from the streets and 
alleys. He shall also see to it that 
the ordinances of the City pertaining 
or relating to the throwing or casting 
of garbage, dirt, filth, litter, ashes, ma- 
nure, offal, swill and other materials 
and substances in or upon any street, 
alley or public way, are enforced, and 
that violations thereof are reported 
to the Prosecuting Attorney for prose- 
cution. 

"The Third Assistant Superintend- 
ent of Streets shall perform such 
duties as may be required of him by 
the Commissioner of Public Works, the 
Superintendent of Streets and the or- 
dinances of the City. He shall have 
charge, under the supervision and di- 
rection of the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works, of the maintenance and im- 
provement and repairs of the streets 
and alleys of the City, except where 
such repair or improvement is to be 
paid for wholly or in part by special 
assessment." 

Aid. Snow moved to pass the ordi- 
nance submitted by His Honor, the 
Mayor, amending Section 1878 of the 
Revised Municipal Code of Chicago of 
1905. 

The motion prevailed, and the said or- 
dinance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 



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April 12, 1909. 



on, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, McKenna, 
Young, MoCoid, Bennett, Snow, Moyni- 
lian, Jones, Egan, Tick, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Beilfuss, Kunz, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Gonlon, Powers, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Cletten- 
berg. Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz, 
Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Sie- 
wert, Clancy, Connery, Blencoe, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, Hunt, Bihl, 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 57. 

"Nays — ^Brennan — 1. 

The following is the ordinance as 
passed : 

AN ORDINANCE 

Amending Section 1878 of the Revised 
Municipal Code of Chicago of 1905. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago : 
Section 1. That Section 1878 of the 

Revised Municipal Code of Chicago of 

1905, be and is hereby amended to read 

as follows: 

1878. Charge of Streets.) He 
shall have charge, under the super- 
vision and direction of the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works of the streets, 
sidewalks and public ways of the city 
and of the improvements and repair 
thereof, except where such repair or 
improvement of streets or sidewalks is 
to be paid for wholly or in part by 
special assessment. 

ALSO, 

The following communication : 

Mayor's Office,] 
Chicago, April 12, 1909. C 
To the Honorable City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Gentlemen— By virtue of the author- 
ity vested in me by a resolution passed 
by your Honorable Body March 12, 1909 
(page 3222 of the Journal of the Pro- 
ceedings of the City Council), I hereby 
appoint the following commission of five 
members to cooperate with the State 
Legislature in the matter of the revision 



of the State Building Laws: Aid. Rich- 
ert, Aid. Thomson, Aid. Lipps, R. E. 
Schmidt and Dwight H. Perkins. 
Respectfully, 
(Signed) Fred A. Busse, 

Mayor. 

Aid. Foreman moved to concur in the 
foregoing appointments. 
The motion prevailed. 



CITY CLERK. 

The Clerk presented the following re- 
port of acceptances and bonds, under or- 
dinances, filed in his office since the last 
preceding regular meeting of the Coun- 
cil, which was ordered printed in the 
Journal and placed on file: 

Office of the Clerk, ^ 
Chicago, April 12, 1909. 
To the Honorable, the Mayor and Alder- 
men of the City of Chicago in City 

Council Assembled: 

Gentlemen — I hereby make report of 
acceptances and bonds under ordinances, 
which have been filed with the City Clerk 
since your last preceding meeting: 

Acceptances and bonds : 

Chicago City Ry. Co., ordinance March 
loth, switch track, filed March 31, 1909; 

Q. R. I. & P. Ry. Co., ordinance Feb- 
ruary 15, track, filed April 2, 1909; 

Peoples Gas Light & Coke Co., ordi- 
nance March 1, bridge, filed April 5, 1909; 

Keeley Brewing Co., ordinance Febru- 
ary 15, bridge, filed April 5, 1909; 

United Breweries Co., ordinance March 
15, track, filed April 8, 1909; 

Kurz-Downey Co., Theodore Fathauer 
Co., The Union Wire Mattress Co. and 
Michael Kirchhoff & Sons^, ordinance of 
February 1, track, filed April 1, 1909; 

Thos. W. Prior, ordinance March 1, 
rink, filed March 31, 1909; 

City Fuel Company, ordinance of 
March 12, track, filed March 31, 1909; 



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Polonia Coal Co., D. W. Ryan Cooper- 
age Go. and Price & Teeple Piano Co., 
ordinance March 8, track, filed March 
31, 1909; 

Hotel La Salle Co., ordinance March 
22, chutes, filed March 31, 1909; 

Kensington & Eastern, ordinance 
March 29, filed April 1, 1909; 

Peoples Mutual Telegraph Co., ordi- 
nance March 22, filed April 1, 1909; 

The Southern Street Eailway Co., 
ordinance March 15, filed March 31, 1909. 

Wm. Schimberg, ordinance February 
8th, canopy, filed April 12, 1909. 

The Fitzsimons & C'onnell Co., ordi- 
nance March 1, track, filed April 12, 
1909; 

The Ostermann Manufacturing Co., or- 
dinance February 15, track, filed April 
12, 1909. 

Hyman Brothers, ordinance March 22, 
canopy, filed April 12, 1909; 

Edw. A. Burdett, ordinance March 29, 
track, filed April 12, 1909. 

Yours respectfully, 

Jno. R. McCabe, 

City Clerk. 

ALSOj 

A resolution transmitted by the Wind- 
sor Park Womens' Club protesting 
against the proposed establishing of an 
amusement park and public bathing 
beach in the district bounded by Bond 
avenue. Lake avenue, 75th street and 76th 
street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on License. 

ALSO^ 

The following petition, which was or- 
dered placed on file: 

To the Honorable, the Mayor and the 
City Council of the City of Chicago: 
Gentlemen — ^Your petitioner, the Chi- 
cago Railways Company, a corporation 
duly organized and existing under and 
by virtue of the general laws of the State 
of Illinois, respectfully shows unto your 



Honorable Body that it was incorporated 
under the said general laws of the said 
State of Illinois on the 30th day of Octo- 
ber, A. D. 1903j for the period of ninety- 
nine (99) years from said date. 

That the object for which the said 
corporation was formed was to construct, 
own, purchase, lease or otherwise ac- 
quire street railroads in the City of Chi- 
cago and in the counties of Cook, Lake, 
McHenry, DuPage and Will in the State 
of Illinois; and to operate the said rail- 
roads owned, leased or otherwise ac- 
quired by it, with animal, cable, electric 
or other power authorized by law; and 
to own and enjoy all real and personal 
property necessary or proper for the 
prosecution of the business aforesaid; 
and that the said object of the formation 
of s-aid corporation remains unchanged. 

That on the 30th day of March, A. D. 
1909, the said Chicago Railways Com- 
pany duly caused to be published in the 
Chicago Daily Journal, a new^spaper 
published in the City of Chicago, a public 
notice, of Avhich the following is a true 
copy : 

PUBLIC NOTICE. 

Public notice is hereby given that the 
Chicago Railways Company will, at the 
regular meeting of the City Council of 
the City of Chicago, to be held Monday, 
April 12th, A. D. 1909, or as soon there- 
after as said Council will entertain the 
same, present to said Council the petition 
of said Company, asking for an ordi- 
nance authorizing it, its lessees, succes- 
sors, and assigns, to locate, construct, 
reconstruct, maintain and operate its 
street railway in, upon and along West 
Harrison street, from South Kedzie ave- 
nue to South Fortieth avenue, with all 
necessary and convenient curves, cross- 
ings, crossovers, turnouts, branch-offs, 
switches and connections within said 
streets, and to erect, install, and main- 
tain all poles and wires necessary to 
be used in the operation of said Com- 
pany's street railway in, upon, and along 



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April 12, 1909. 



said streets and in connecting the said 
Company's property, power houses, and 
street railways. 

Chicago Railways Company, 
(Signed) By Wallace Heckman, 
( SEAL. ) Vice-President. 

Attest : 

Feank L. Hupp, (Signed) 
Secretary. 

Now, therefore, your petitioner, the 
Chicago Railways Company, respectfully 
petitions your Honorable Body to grant 
by ordinance to it, the Chicago Railways 
Company, its lessees, successors and as- 
signs, consent, permission and authority 
to locate, construct, reconstruct, main- 
tain and operate its street railway in, 
upon and along West Harrison street, 
from South Kedzie avenue to South For- 
tieth avenue, and also to locate, con- 
struct, reconstruct, maintain and operate 
all curves, crossings, cross-overs, turn- 
outs,^ branch-offs, switches and connec- 
tions within said streets and portions 
thereof, connecting and necessary and 
convenient to connect the tracks of said 
Company or to connect said tracks or 
any of them, or said Company's tracks 
on private property with the tracks Of 
other corporations, or with power houses, 
substations, car houses, shops, yards and 
other property now used or hereafter re- 
quired to be used in the operation of said 
Company's street railways under the 
charter and ordinance powers of said 
Company, and to erects install and main- 
tain all poles and wires necessary to be 
used in the operation of said Company's 
street railways in upon and along said 
streets, and portions thereof, and in con- 
necting the said Company's property, 
power houses and street railways. 

In Witness Whereof, The Chicago Rail- 
ways Company has caused these presents 
to be signed in its name by its Vice- 
President and attested by its Secretary 



and its corporate seal to be hereunto af- 
fixed this 30th day of March, A. D. 1909. 

Chicago Railways Company, 
(Signed) By Wallace Heckman, 

(Seal) First Vice-President. 

Attest: 

Feank L. Hupp. (Signed) 

Secretary. 

ALSO^ 

The claim of Jonathan R. LeVally for 
a rebate of water tax, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



► 



CITY COLLECTOR. 

The Clerk presented the following re- 
port submitted by the City Collector, 
which was ordered published and placed 
on file: 

Collectoe's Office,) 
City of Chicago, April 12, 1909. j 
To the Honorable, the Mayor amd City 
Council: 

Gentlemen — I am forwarding here- 
with the list of organizations to whom 
special permits were issued under the 
ordinance of June 11, 1906, to operate 
bars at the addresses set opposite their 
names since the last preceding meeting 
of your Honorable Body. 

Respectfully yours, 

E. J. Mageestadt. 
City Collector. 

St. Hubert court, No. 45, 876 Mil- 
waukee avenue. 

Dramatic Society Star, 9485 Loomis 
street. 

Prvni Del. Jed. Ben. Association, 683 
Loomis street. 

Caslav Benefit Association, 400 West 
18th street. 

Catholic Knights of America, 714 Blue 
Island avenue. 

Marshfield Benefit Society, 4340 North 
Clark street. 



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COMMUNICATIONS, ETC. 



13 



Coulter Benefit Association, 1619 West 
23d street. 

Bohemian Home Benefit Association, 
588 West 18th street. 

Association of the Greek Community 
of Chicago, 257 North Clark street. 

Turn Verein Voerwarts, 1168 West 
12th street. 

Manheim Drill Corps, 1203 West 
North avenue. 

Auxiliary Aid Society, 22d and 
Wabash avenue. 

Standard Lodge, 0. K. 0. J., 444 Tay- 
lor street. 

The Russian Library, 444 West Taylor 
street. 

Tow Muzykanton, 89 Cornelia street. 

Austria Hungary Benefit Society, 842 
Glybourn avenue. 

Cragin Baseball Club, 501 West North 
avenue. 

Twentieth Century Aid and Benefit 
Association, 447 West Taylor street. 

Theater Employes Benefit and Aid As- 
sociation, 447 West Taylor street. 

Plsen Turners Society, 823 Ashland 
avenue. 

Rad Ceska Koruna, No. 181, C. S. P. 
S., 400 West 18th street. 

Italian Society, 162 North Clark 
street. 

Allgemein Arbeiter Kranken and 
Sterbe Kasse, 162 North Clark street. 

Sbor Johana Rozmitalu, No. 128, J. C. 
D., 400 West 18th street. 

Hoffnung Society, 291 East 35th 
street. 

Hamilton Park Damen Chor, 3700 
Wentworth avenue. 

Freis Gemeinde, 876 Milwaukee ave- 
nue. 

Old Timers' Association, 876 Milwau- 
kee avenue. 

Socialer Turn Verein, 701 Belmont 
avenue. 

T. J. Cesko Narodni Sokol Pokrok, 
4758 Honore street. 



Krieger Singing Society, 53d and Ash- 
land avenue. 

St. Franziska, C. 0. F., Court No. 754, 
53d and Ashland avenue. 

South Side Singing Society, 53d and 
Ashland avenue. 

St. Ludwigs Jeager Fife and Drum 
Corps, 53d and Ashland avenue. 

Lincoln Park Lodge, No. 196, 0, M. 
P., 174 Glybourn avenue. 

Netranski Sokol Society, 494 Noble 
street. 

Eskil Society, 456 31st street. 

Turn Verein Freiheia, 3417 Halsted 
street. 

Troy Benevolent Association, 767 West 
26th street. 

Brand's Liedertafel, Wicker Park 
Hall. 

Karl's Band and Orchestra Benefit As- 
sociation, 221 Cornell street. 

Northwestern Athletic Association, 
1400 Glybourn avenue. 

Ladies' Society Ingeborg, 3143-7 State 
street. 

.Gemischter Chor Fidelia, North ave- 
nue and Halsted street. 

North Star Singers' Club, 1653 West 
North avenue. 

Society of Singing, 102 Wade street. 

Bjorguin Singing Society, 876 North 
Artesian avenue. 

Telephone Newspaper Employes, North 
avenue and Halsted street. 

Tow Sw. Wladyslawa Krola, 32-4 
Emma street. 

Tow M. Wolodyzowskego, 32-4 Emma 
street. 

Polish Turners, No. 2, 32-4 Emma 
street. 

Bohemian Turners, 32-4 Emma street. 

Carpenters Union, Local No. 14, 32-4 
Emma street. 

Servian Orthodox Church, 1110 North 
Robey street. 

Zephyr Singing Club, 1158 West 59th 
street. 



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April 12, 1909. 



Melody Athletic and Benevolent So- 
ciety, 368 West 12tli street. 

St. Peter and St. Paul Society, No. 
148, 8460' Superior avenue. 

First Hungarian Sick Benefit Society, 
8460 Superior avenue. 

S. S. 'Harmonian, 876 North Artesian 
avenue. 

Delevan Boat Club, 27 North Clark 
street. 

Deutsch Unitarian Verein Columbus, 
Robey street and Armitage avenue. 

Hamburger Society, 876 Milwaukee 
avenue. 

Svithiod Lodge,' No. 1, I. 0. S., 109 
East Chicago avenue. 

Holy Trinity Court, No, 8, 934 West 
12th street. 

Lincoln Lodge, 519 Larrabee street. 

Republican Boosters Club, 163 East 
North avenue. 

Gloriana Society and Benevolent So- 
ciety, 675 Larrabee street. 

Cea. Slov. Jednota Benefit Association, 
683 Loomis street. 

Wellknown Century Club and Benefit 
Association, 447 West Taylor street. 

Tenth Ward Political Club, 588-92 
West 18th street. 

Hungarian Aid Society, Robey street 
and Grand avenue. 

Winnetka Benefit Club, 4340 North 
Clark street. 

Diana Lodge, No. 72, S. B. of A., 456-8 
31st street. 

Clinton Stars Benefit Association, 106 
Itekoven street. 

Douek Benefit Society, 939 North 
Robey street. 

Nowe Zycie Society, 494 .Noble street. 

Jerry Indians Benevolent Association, 
235 Milwaukee avenue. 

John Powers Italian Democratic Club, 
106-08 DeKoven street. 

Associated Conclaves, Improved Order 
of Heptasophs, 257 North Clark street. 



Douglas Club, 291 East 35th street. 
PI. Gilde, No. 4, 876 Milwaukee ave- 
nue. 

Friendship Society, 876 Milwaukee 
avenue. 

Komensky Turners Society, 621 Blue 
Island avenue. 

Rialto Benefit Association, 1213 Lin- 
coln avenue. 

Ragnor Lodge, No. 15, I. 0. V., 1619 
West 23d street. 

Ferd. LaSalle Frauen Chor, 408 Sedg- 
wick street. 

Clybourn Avenue Guards, 174 Cly- 
bourn avenue. 

Lodge Jan Hus No. 24, C. S. J., 400 
West 18th street. 

Rad Jubilejni, No. 95, C. S. P. S., 400 
West 18th street. 

Tadello Benevolent Association, 1168 
West 12th street. 

Twenty-second Ward Young Men's 
Club, Sedgwick and Division streets. 

Norwood Club, 291 East 35th street. 

Goldeck Athletic Association, 1400 
Clybourn avenue. 

Lillie Benefit Association, 934 West 
12th street. 

International Mannerchor, 714 Blue 
Island avenue. 

Hyde Park C. and A. Club, 3143 State 
street. 

Viking and North Star Bands and 
North Star Singing Club, 3143 State 
street. 

Liedertafel Eintracht, 501 West North 
avenue. 

Autumn Leaf Athletic Association, 
Paulina and Augusta streets. 

Freisinnige Gemeinde, 368 West 12th 
street. 

Picket Aid Society, 368 West 12th 
street. 

The Gimlet Five Benevolent Associa- 
tion, 408 Sedgwick street. 

Bull Frog and International Cooks As- 



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15 



sociation Bowling Clubs, 257 North 
Clark street. 

Swedish Draamtic Society, 257 North 
Clark street. 

The Forquer Oaks Ben Club, 106 De- 
Koven street. 

Team-E-0 Athletic Club, Harrison and 
G'reen streets. 

Bohemian Forresters Society, 48th and 
Honore streets. 

Royal Tent, K. O. T. M., 291 East 
35th street. 

Sleipners Athletic Club, 501 West 
North avenue. 

Geneva Boat Club, 27 North Clark 
street. 

California Athletic Association, 1566 
West 22d street. 

Douglas Benevolent Association, 1566 
West 22d street. 

Twenty-first Ward Democratic Club, 
162 North Clark street. 

Shamrock Benefit Association, 4300 
State street. 

Bernat Benefit Association, 686 West 
Taylor street. 

Edelstadt Aid Society, 686 West Tay- 
lor street. 

Edelman Benefit Society, 939 North 
Robey street. 

Hungarian Branch S. L. P., 876 Grand 
avenue. 



COMMISSIONER OF PUBLIC WORKS. 

The Clerk presented a report submitted 
by the Commissioner of Public Works on 
petitions containing frontage consents for 
a temporary street railway on Wash- 
tenaw^ avenue, from Ogden avenue to 
12th streetj which was ordered 

Placed on file. 

The said report contained the following 
summary : 

EECAPITULATION. 

Total property frontage 2,809.70 ft. 

Majority of which is 1,404.86 ft. 



Total frontage signed. 1,9 14.45 
Total f'ntage rejected 348.00 



Total frontage veri- 
fied 1,566.45 1,566.45 ft. 



Surplus 161.59 ft. 



BOARD OF LOCAL IMPROVEMENTS. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub 
mitted an ordinance establishing the 
grades of sundry streets. 

Which was, by unanimous consent, 
taken up for consideration and passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, McKenna. 
Young, McCoid, Bennett, Snow, Moyni- 
han, Jones, Egan, Fick, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Beilfuss, Kunz, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Powers, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Cletten- 
berg. Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz, 
Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Sie- 
wert, Clancy, Connery, Blencoe, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, Hunt, Bihl, 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 57. 

Nays — Brennan — 1 . 



A list of assessment rolls filed in the 
County Court April 7, 1909, for final 
hearing April 28, 1909, which was or- 
dered 

Placed on file. 



REPORTS OF VARIOUS COMMITTEES 
TO THE COUNCIL. 

SPECIAL PARK COMMISSION. 

The Special Park Commission pre- 
sented its annual report for the year 
1908, which was, on motion of Aid. Beil- 
fuss, ordered 

Placed on file. 



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April 12, 1909. 



All Matters Presented by the Aldermen, 
Also Special Assessment, Iniprovement 
and Repealing Ordinances Submitted 
by the Board of Local Improvements, 
Arranged as to Ward Numbers, Begin- 
ning with the First Ward. 

FIRST WARD. 

Aid. Kenna presented the claim of M. 
W. Powell Company for a rebate of fee 
paid for licenses for composition roofing, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



THIRD WARD. 

Aid. Foreman presented the following 
resolution, which was referred to the 
Committee on Harbors, Wharves and 
Bridges : 

Resolved, That it is the opinion of the 
City Council of the City of Chicago that 
the consideration of plans for the con- 
struction of Eecreation Piers should be 
immediately taken up; and be it further 

Resolved, That provision for Recrea- 
tion Piers should be considered as one 
of the first and essential features in the 
construction of piers of any character 
which may be authorized by this Council. 

Aid. Foreman presented the following 
ordinance : 

Whereas, The viaduct on Ogden ave- 
nue over the railroad tracks just west of 
Western avenue is about to be demolished 
and a viaduct to be constructed under 
the said railroad tracks; and, 

Whereas, Such demolition and con- 
struction will prevent the operation by 
the Chicago Railways Company of its 
Ogden avenue line on Ogden avenue at 
this point, and will make it necessary for 
the said Company to use its 12th street 
line to connect the portion of its said 
track lying in said Ogden avenue east 
of the said point with the portion lying 
west thereof; and, 

Whereas, To do so it is necessary 
that the Company construct a double 



track street railroad on South Wash- 
tenaw avenue from its intersection with 
12th street to its intersection with Ogden 
avenue, with such curves as may be neces- 
sary to connect the said line so laid in 
said South Washtenaw avenue with the 
said line in 12th street and the said line 
in Ogden avenue; now, therefore, 

Be it ordained hy the City GoimGil of 
the City of Chicago : 

Section 1. In consideration of the ac- 
<cieptance hereof and the undertaking 
by the Chicago Railways Company to 
comply with the provisions and condi- 
tions herein contained, permission and 
authority are . hereby given and granted 
to the said company, its successors and 
assigns, to construct, maintain and oper- 
ate a temporary double track street rail- 
road in and upon the center sixteen ( 16 ) 
feet of South Washtenaw avenue, between 
Ogden avenue and 12th street with such 
curves to the west in Ogden avenue as 
may be necessary to connect it with the 
tracks of the said company in said Ogden 
avenue, and with such curves to the east 
in 12th street as may be necessary to 
connect it with the tracks of the said 
company in said 12th street; and to erect 
such poles, and string such wires, as may 
be necessary to operate the line hereby 
authorized, electrically. 

The tracks hereby authorized in said 
Washtenaw avenue shall be laid so that 
the top of the rails shall be flush with 
the upper surface of the pavement in 
said street, and be constructed with what 
are commonly called "T" rails, on wooden 
ties, the curves so connecting with the 
lines in Ogden avenue and 12th street as 
aforesaid, and the portion of the tracks 
so laid in said Ogden avenue and 12th 
street to be set in the street so as not 
to impede trafl&c at these points. 

The said Chicago Railways Company 
shall fill, grade, sweep, sprinkle and keep 
clean the streets or parts of streets occu- 
pied by the railway herein authorized 
to be constructed and maintained in a 



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manner satisfactory to the Commissioner 
of Public Works. 

Section 2. The permission and au- 
thority hereby granted shall continue 
until the completion of the viaduct un- 
der the said railroad tracks and of the 
construction of the tracks of the said 
company in said viaduct;, and immedi- 
ately after such construction of the said 
tracks in the said viaduct, the said com- 
pany shall remove the tracks herein au- 
thorized to be laid in the said South 
Washtenaw avenue, together with the 
said curves hereby authorized, and shall 
place the pavement of the portion of 
said South Washtenaw avenue, Ogden* 
avenue and 12th street occupied by said 
temporary tracks and curves, in as good 
condition as before the laying of said 
tracks and curves, and in a manner sat- 
isfactory to the Commissioner of Public 
Works. 

If said railway company shall not re- 
move the said tracks and restore said 
streets as hereinbefore provided, then the 
Commi|Ssioneir of Public Works shall 
cause written notice to be served upon 
slaid company directing it to perform 
said work, and upon the failure of the 
company to comply with the terms of 
said notice within sixty (60) days from 
the date thereof, the City of Chicago may 
remove said tracks and restore said 
streets and charge the expense thereof 
to said railway company, which expense 
said railway company hereby expressly 
agrees to pay. 

Section 3. Said Railway Company, its 
successors and assigns, shall pay any and 
all damages which may accrue from the 
exercise of the authority herein granted 
and shall indemnify and save harmless 
the City of Chicago against all damages, 
loss or expense of every kind whatsoever 
which may be recovered against said city 
in consequence of the acts or neglect of 
said railway company or the acts or ne- 
glect of the agents or servants of said 
railway company, its successors and as- 



signs, and shall save and keep harmless 
the City of Chicago from any and all 
damages, loss or expense caused Jjy or 
incidental to the operation of said rail- 
way. 

Section 4. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage and its acceptance by the said 
company, provided, however, that if such 
acceptance shall not be filed with the 
City Clerk of the City of Chicago within 
thirty days after the passage hereof, then 
all the rights, privileges and franchises 
herein granted shall forever cease and 
determine, and this ordinance shall be 
void and of no effect. 

Which was, by unanimous consent, on 
motion of Aid. Foreman, duly passed by 
yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — ^Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, McKenna, 
Young, McCoid, Bennett, Snow, Moyni- 
han, Jones, Egan, Fick, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Beilfuss, Kunz, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Powers, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Cletten- 
berg. Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz, 
Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Sie- 
wert, Clancy, Connery, Blencoe, Colom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, Hunt, Bihl, 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 57. 
Nays — Brennan — 1. 

Aid. Foreman presented the following 
ordinance: 

AN ordinance 
Authorizing the Chicago Railways Com- 
pany to construct, maintain and oper- 
ate an extension of its street railway 
system in Harrison street, from Kedzie 
avenue to Fortieth avenue, in accord- 
ance with the terms and conditions of 
the ordinance of the City of Chicago, 
passed February 11th, 1907. 
Be it ordained hy the City Council of 
the City of Chicago: 
Section 1. That, subject to all of the 
provisions, conditions, requirements and 
limitations of the ordinance passed by 



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the City Council of the City of Chicago 
on February Uth, 1907, and entitled: 
"An ordinance authorizing the Chicago 
Railways Company to construct, main- 
tain and operate a system of street rail- 
ways in streets and public ways of the 
City of Chicago," and of all amendments 
of said ordinance heretofore or hereafter 
made, consent, permission and authority 
are hereby granted to the Chicago Rail- 
ways Company to construct, maintain 
and operate a double-track street rail- 
way in, upon and along Harrison street, 
from Kedzie avenue to Fortieth avenue, 
upon the express terms and conditions 
that said street r,ailway shall be con- 
structed, maintained and operated as an 
extension of the system of the Chicago 
Railways Company, under and in ac- 
cordance with the provisions, conditions 
and limitations of the said ordinance of 
February 11th, 1907, and of all amend- 
ments thereto, heretofore or hereafter 
made, in all respects as though the right 
to construct, maintain and operate the 
same had been granted to the said Com- 
pany in and by the said ordinance. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after 
its acceptance by the Chicago Railways 
Company, under its corporate seal; pro- 
vided, that if said Company shall not file 
its formal acceptance of this ordinance 
and of all its terms and conditions within 
thirty (30) days from the passage hereof, 
then all rights and privileges hereby 
granted shall be wholly null and void and 
of no effect. 

Which was, by unanimous consent, on 
motion of Aid. Foreman, duly passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, McKenna, 
Young, McCoid, Bennett, Snow, Moyni- 
han, Jones, Egan, Fick, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Beilfuss, Kunz, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Powers, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Cletten- 
berg, Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz, 



Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Sie- 
wert, Clancy, Connery, Blencoe, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, Hunt, Bihl, 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 57. 
ISlays — Brennan — 1. 



FOURTH WARD. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for curbing, grading and pav- 
ing with asphalt Auburn avenue, from 
31st street to 35th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Richert, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, McKenna, 
Young, McCoid, Bennett, Snow, Moyni- 
han, Jones, Egan, Fick, Scully, Hurt,. 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Beilfuss, Kunz, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Powers^ 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Cletten- 
berg. Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz, 
Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Sie- 
wert, Clancy, Connery, Blencoe, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, Hunt, Bihl, 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 57. 

'Nays — Brennan — 1. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for curbing, grading and paving 
with asphalt 28th street, from South Hal- 
sted street to 171 feet east of South 
Canal street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Richert, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — ^Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, McKenna, 
Young, McCoid, Bennett, Snow, Moyni- 
han, Jones, Egan, Fick, Scully, Hurt,. 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Beilfuss, Kunz, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Powers,. 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Cletten- 



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berg, Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz, 
Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Weinberg, Sie- 
wert, Clancy, Connery, Blencoe, Grolom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, Hunt, Bihl, 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 57. 
Iflays — Brennan — 1. 

ALSO, 

The following ordinance: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for the improve- 
ment of 23d place, from Archer avenue 
to Wentworth avenue, in the City of 
Chicago, County of Cook and State of 
Illinois. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of 
the City of Chicago: 
Section 1. That the ordinance en- 
titled "An ordinance for the improvement 
of 23d place, from Archer avenue to 
Wentworth avenue," passed June 17, 
1907, be and the same is hereby repealed, 
and that the assessment made under the 
provisions of said ordinance. Docket 
32252 of the County Court of said 
County, be and the same is hereby an- 
nulled. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 

Which was, on motion of Aid. Richert, 
duly passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — ^Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, McKenna, 
Young, McCoid, Bennett, Snow, Moyni- 
han, Jones, Egan, Fick, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Beilfuss, Kunz, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Powers, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Cletten- 
berg. Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz, 
Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Sie- 
wert, Clancy, Connery, Blencoe, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, Hunt, Bihl, 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 57. 

Nays — ^Brennan — 1. 

ALSO, 

An ordinance repealing an ordinance 
for the improvement of a system of 



streets as follows: Butler street, from 
26th street to 33d street, etc. 

Which waSj on motion of Aid. Richert, 
recommitted to the Board of Local Im- 
provements. 



FIFTH WARD. 

Aid. McKenna presented an order for 
gasoline street lamps at 33d and Fox 
streets, Kedzie avenue and 37th street 
and 31st and Wood streets, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for curbing, grading and pav- 
ing with asphalt Broad street, from 31st 
street to Archer avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. McKenna, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — ^Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, McKenna, 
Young, McCoid, Bennett, Snow, Moyni- 
han, Jones, Egan, Fick, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Beilfuss, Kunz,, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Powers,. 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Cletten- 
berg. Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz, 
Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Sie- 
wert, Clancy, Connery, Blencoe, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, Hunt, Bihl, 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 57. 

Nays — ^Brennan — 1 . 



SIXTH WARD. 

Aid. McCoid presented an ordinance 
amending Section 1 of an ordinance 
passed July 13, 1903, granting to the 
Chicago Postal Pneumatic Tube Com- 
pany certain rights and privileges in re- 
gard to pneumatic tubes in the City of 
Chicago, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Gas, 
Oil and Electric Light. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, estimate and 



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ordinance for curbing, grading and pav- 
ing with asphalt St. Lawrence avenue, 
from 42d street to 47th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Young, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — ^Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, McKenna, 
Young, McCoid, Bennett, Snow, Moyni- 
han, Jones, Egan, Fick, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Beilfuss, Kunz, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Powers, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Cletten- 
berg, Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz, 
Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Sie- 
wert, Clancy, Connery, Blencoe, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, Hunt, Bihl, 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 57. 

Xays — Brennan — 1. 



SEVENTH WARD. 

Aid. Snow presented the following or- 
dinance : 
Be it ordained hy the City Council of 

the City of Chicago : 

Section 1. That an ordinance granting 
permission to Peck and Hills, passed by 
the City Council on March 8th, 1909, and 
printed upon pages 3169-71 of the 
Proceedings of that date granting 
permission to Peck and Hills to maintain 
and operate certain switch tracks, be 
and the same is hereby amended as fol- 
lows: By inserting after the word 
"Hills" wherever same shall appear in 
said ordinance the following "Furniture 
Company." 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage. 

Which was, by unanimous consent, on 
motion of Aid. Snow, duly passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, McKenna, 
Young, McCoid, Bennett, Snow, Moyni- 



han, Jones, Egan, Fick, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Beilfuss, Kunz, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Powers, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Cletten- 
berg, Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz, 
Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Sie- 
wert, Clancy, Connery, Blencoe, Grolom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, Hunt, Bihl, 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 57. 
'Nays — Brennan — 1. 

Aid. Snow presented the following or- 
dinance : 
Be it ordained hy the City Council of 

the City of Chicago-. 

Section 1. That an ordinance passed 
by the City Council on March 8th, 1909, 
and printed upon pages 3173-4 of the 
Proceedings of that date, granting per- 
mission to Ernest Fensky, Otto Fensky 
and Albert Fensky, co-partners doing 
business as Fensky Bros., to construct, 
maintain and operate a single railroad 
switch track in the westerly side of 
MeHenry street, be and the same is here- 
by amended as follows : By striking out 
the word "Fensky" wherever same shall 
appear in said ordinance and inserting 
in lieu thereof the word "Fenske," and 
further by striking out the words and 
figures "one hundred and twenty-five 
(125)" in lines eleven and twelve of Sec- 
tion 1 on page 3173, and inserting in 
lieu thereof the words and figures 
"eighty-five (85)," and by striking out 
the words and figures "one hundred and 
sixty (160)" in line seventeen of the 
same section and inserting in lieu there- 
of the words and figures "one hundred 
and ninety-five ( 195 ) ." 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage. 

Which was, by unanimous consent, on 
motion of Aid. Snow, duly passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle,* Richert, McKenna, 
Young, McCoid, Bennett, Snow, Moyni- 



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han, Jones, Egan, Fick, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Beilfuss, Kunz, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Powers, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Cletten- 
berg, Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz, 
Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Sie- 
wert, Clancy, Connery, Blencoe, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, Hunt, Bihl, 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 57. 
Nays — ^Brennan — 1. 

Aid. Snow presented the claim of Julius 
Stern for a refund of 90 per c-ent of 
special assessment for Avater supply pipe, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for curbing, grading and pav- 
ing with asphalt Rhodes avenue, from 
60th street to 61st street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Bennett, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, McKenna, 
Young, McCoid, Bennett, Snow, Moyni- 
han, Jones, Egan, Fick, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Beilfuss, Kunz, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Powers, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Cletten- 
berg. Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz, 
Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Sie- 
wert, Clancy, Connery, Blencoe, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, Hunt, Bihl, 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 57. 

Nays — Brennan — 1. 



A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for water service pipes in Drexel 
avenue, between 65th street and 67th 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Snow, the estimate was approved 



and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, McKenna, 
Young, McCoid, Bennett, Snow, Moyni- 
han, Jones, Egan, Fick, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Beilfuss, Kunz, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Powers, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Cletten- 
berg, Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz^ 
Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Sie- 
wert, Clancy, Connery, Blencoe, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, Hunt, Bihl, 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 57. 

Nays — Brennan — 1. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for water service pipes, in Jackson 
avenue, between 65th street and 67th 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Bennett, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, McKenna, 
Young, McCoid, Bennett, Snow, Moyni- 
han, Jones, Egan, Fick, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Beilfuss, Kunz, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Powers, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Cletten- 
berg. Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz, 
Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Sie- 
wert, Clancy, Connery, Blencoe, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, Hunt, Bihl, 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 57. 

Nays — Brennan — 1. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for water service pipes in Vin- 
cennes avenue, between 60th street and 
61st street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Snow, the estimate was approved 



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April 12, 1909. 



and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, McKenna, 
Young, McCoid, Bennett, Snow, Moyni- 
han, Jones, Egan, Fick, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Beilfuss, Kunz, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Powers, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Cletten- 
berg. Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz, 
Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Sie- 
wert, Clancy, Connery, Blencoe, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, Hunt, Bihl, 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 57. 

Nays — Brennan^— 1. 



EIGHTH WARD. 

Aid. Jones presented an ordinance re- 
quiring frontage consents for amusement 
parks in residence districts, which was 

Referred to the Committee on License. 

Aid. Jones presented an, order re- 
quiring frontage consents for the location 
of boating, bathing and fishing beaches 
in residence districts, and prohibiting 
amusement enterprises in connection with 
the said beaches, which was 

Referred to the Committee on License. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for six-inch drains in 79th 
street, between Saginaw avenue and Sher- 
man avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Moynihan, the estimate was ap- 
proved and the ordinance was passed by 
yeas and nays follows: 

Yeas — ^Kenna, Goughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, McKenna, 
Young, McCoid, Bennett, Snow, Moyni- 
han, Jones, Egan, Fick, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Beilfuss, Kunz, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Powers, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Cletten- 
berg, Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz, 
Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Sie- 



wert, Clancy, Connery, Blencoe, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, Hunt, Bihl, 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 57. 
Nays—Brennan — 1. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for water service pipes in Mar- 
quette avenue, betAveen 79th street and 
81st street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Jones, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeos— Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, McKenna, 
Young, McCoid, Bennett, Snow, Moyni- 
han, Jones, Egan, Fick, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Beilfuss, Kunz, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Powers, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Cletten- 
berg, Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz, 
Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Sie- 
wert, Clancy, Connery, Blencoe, Grolom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, Hunt, Bihl, 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 57. 

Nays — Brennan — 1. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for water service pipes in Mar- 
quette avenue, between 79th street and 
Railroad avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Moynihan, the estimate was ap- 
proved and the ordinance was passed by 
yeas and nays follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, C<3ughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, McKenna, 
Young, McCoid, Bennett, Snow, Moyni- 
han, Jones, Egan, Fick, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Beilfuss, Kunz, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Powers, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Cletten- 
berg. Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz, 
Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Sie- 
wert, Clancy, Qonnery, Blencoe, Golom- 



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biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, Hunt, Bihl, 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 57. 
I^ays — Brennan — 1. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for water service pipes in Saginaw 
avenue, bet^veen Railroad avenue and 
79tb street. . 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Jones, • tbe estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, McKenna, 
Young, McCoid, Bennett, Snow, Moyni- 
han, Jones, Egan, Fick, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Ftilton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Beilfuss, Kunz, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Powers, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Cletten- 
berg. Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz, 
Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Sie- 
wert, Clancy, Qonnery, Blencoe, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, Hunt, Bihl, 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 57. 

'Nays — Brennan — 1. 

ALSOj 

The following ordinance: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for plank side- 
walks on Erie avenue^ from 91st street 
to South Chicago avenue, in the City 
of Chicago, County of Cook and State 
of Illinois. 
Be it ordained ty the City Council of 
the City of Chicago : 
Section 1. That the ordinance en- 
titled "An ordinance for plank sidewalks 
on Erie avenue^ from 91st street to South 
Chicago avenue," passed February 3, 
1908, be and the same is hereby repealed, 
and that the assessment made under the 
provisions of said ordinance, confirmed 
October 6, 1908, Warrant 36418, be and 
the same is hereby annulled. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 



Which was, on motion of Aid. Moyni- 
han, duly passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, McKenna, 
Young, McCoid, Bennett, Snow, Moyni- 
han, Jones, Egan, Fick, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Beilfuss, Kunz, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Powers, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Cletten- 
berg. Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz, 
Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Sie- 
wert, Clancy, Connery, Blencoe, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, Hunt, Bihl, 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 57. 

ISlays — Brennan — 1. 



TENTH WARD. 

Aid. Sculler presented the following or- 
der, which was, on motion, duly passed: 
Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Buildings be and he is hereby directed 
to issue a permit to Mary McNichols 
to erect a one-story frame addition, 
12 by 20 feet, to the building at 1364 
West 35th street. 

Aid. Scully presented the claim of 
Amelia Bernstein for compensation for 
personal injuries, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation^ estimate and 
ordinance for curbing, grading and pav- 
ing with asphalt West 19th place, from 
Fisk street to South Centre avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Scully, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — ^Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, McKenna, 
Young, McCoid, Bennett, Snow, Moyni- 
han, Jones, Egan, Fick, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Beilfuss, Kunz, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Powers, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Cletten- 



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April 12, 1909. 



berg, Hey, Britten, Halme, Redwanz, 
Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Sie- 
wert, Clancy, Connery, Blencoe, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, Hunt, Bihl, 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 57. 
'Nays — Brennan — 1. 



TWELFTH WARD. 

Aid. Zimmer presented an ordinance 
authorizing the Home Stove Works to 
maintain and operate a railroad switch 
track across Rockwell street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets 
and Alleys, West Division. 



THIRTEEI^TH WARD. 

Aid. Fulton presented the following or- 
ders, which were, on motion, duly passed : 
Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Buildings be and he is hereby directed 
to permit the movable sash to remain 
in the two kitchen windows in west 
wall of building owned by Mr. John 
W. Lyke, located at 1179 Wilcox ave- 
nue. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby au- 
thorized and directed to issue a permit 
to Sears, Roebuck & Co. for the use 
of city water for street sprinkling and 
cleaning purposes, from April 15, 1909, 
to November 15, 1909, without cost, in 
consideration of the cleaning of the 
following streets by the said Sears, 
Roebuck & Co.: Harvard street, from 
Kedzie avenue to Central Park avenue ; 
Spaulding avenue, from Taylor street 
to Polk street; Homan avenue, from' 
Taylor street to Polk street ; St. Louis 
avenue, from Harvard street to Polk 
street; provided, that if said Sears, 
Roebuck & Co. fail to clean said streets 
or any of them to the satisfaction and 
approval of the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works, or, if said water is used for 
any other purpose, said permit shall 
be revoked and the said Sears, Roebuck 
& Co. shall pay to the City the full 



rate for all water used under said per- 
mit, and no other permit shall be is- 
sued to Sears, Roebuck & Co. until all 
charges for said water shall have been 
paid. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to issue a permit to W. J. Mc- 
Coy to place and maintain a water- 
trough at 1608 Madison street and con- 
nect the same with the water supply 
pipe in West Madison street, in ac- 
cordance with the rules and regulations 
of the Department of Public Works. 
Said trovrgh shall be equipped with an 
automatic shut-off to prevent waste of 
water, and the said W. J. McCoy as 
compensation • for the water used, 
shall pay to the City such 
amount as may be fixed by the Com- 
missioner of Public Works. The privi- 
leges hereby granted may be revoked 
by the Mayor, at any time, at his dis- 
cretion. 

Aid. Fulton presented an order au- 
thorizing the granting of a permit to 
Sears, Roebuck & Co. for the use of City 
water without cost for watering park lo- 
cated on the premises of the said com- 
pany, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for curbing, grading and pav- 
ing with asphalt South Spaulding ave- 
nue, from West Madison street to Jack- 
son boulevard. 

^j unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Fulton, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — ^Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, McKenna, 
Young, McCoid, Bennett, Snow, Moyni- 
han, Jones, Egan, Fick, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Beilfuss, Kunz, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Powers, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Cletten- 



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berg, Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz, 
Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Sie- 
wert, Clancy, Connery, Blencoe, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, Hunt, Bihl, 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 57. 
tiays — Br ennan — 1 . 



FIFTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Beilfuss presented an ordinance 
amending Sections 8 and 12 of an ordi- 
nance creating the office of City Forester 
and prescribing his duties, passed by the 
City Council March 22, 1909. 

Aid. Mclnerney moved to refer the 
said ordinance to the Committee on Ju- 
diciary. 

Aid. Beilfuss moved to suspend the 
rules temporarily for the purpose of con- 
sidering a motion to pass the ordinance. 

The motion to suspend the rules pre- 
vailed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Dixon, Fore- 
man, Pringle, Richert, McKenna, Young, 
McCoid, Bennett, Snow, Moynihan, Jones, 
Egan, Fick, Scully, Hurt, Cullerton, No- 
vak, Zimmer, Fulton, Evans, Lawley, 
Lucas, Beilfuss, Kunz, Koraleski, Sitts, 
Dever, Conlon, Stewart, Finn, Taylor, 
Foell, Clettenberg, Hey, Britten Hahne, 
Redwanz, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Rein- 
berg, Siewert, Clancy, Connery, Blencoe, 
Grolombiewski, Burns, Hunt, Bihl, Nolan, 
Race, Forsberg — 54. 

'Nays — Brennan, Powers, Mclner- 
ney — 3. 

Aid. Beilfuss moved to pass the said 
ordinance. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordi- 
nance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, McKenna, 
Young, McCoid, Bennett, Snow, Moyni- 
han, Jones, Egan, Fick, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Xawley, Lucas, Beilfuss, Kunz, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Powers, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Cletten- 



berg, Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz, 
Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Sie- 
wert, Clancy, Connery, Blencoe, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, Hunt, Bihl, 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 57. 
Nays — Brennan — 1. 

The following is the ordinance as 
passed : 

Be it ordained by the City Council of 
the City of Chicago: 
Section 1. That Section 8 and Section 
12 of an ordinance creating the office of 
City Forester and prescribing his duties, 
passed by the City Council March 22, 
1909, Council Proceedings pages 3346-49, 
be and the same are hereby amended so 
as to read respectively, as follows : 

Section 8. No person shall without 
the Avritten permission of the City 
Forester remove, destroy, break, cut, 
deface, trim, or in any way injure or 
interfere with any tree, plant or shrub 
that is now or may hereafter be grow- 
ing in any street or public highway of 
the City of Chicago. Provided, however, 
that nothing in this section shall be 
construed to apply to the removal un- 
der the direction of the Board of Lo- 
cal Improvements of any root, tree, 
shrub, or part thereof, wherever the 
same shall be found necessary in the 
construction of any sidewalk, sewer, 
pavement or other public improvement. 
Section 12. No person shall here- 
after without the written permit of 
the City Forester, place or maintain 
upon the ground in any street or public 
highway in the City of Chicago, stone, 
cement or other material which shall 
impede the free passage of water and 
air to the roots of any tree now or 
hereafter growing in such street or 
public highway without leaving an 
open space of ground not less than two 
feet in width all around the trunk 
of such tree; and wherever there is no 
such open space about any existing 
tree in any street or public highway in 
the City of Chicago, the City Forester 
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the same to be made; provided how- 
ever, that in making such open space 
the same shall not require the break- 
ing or destroying of any part of any 
sidewalk or pavement already con- 
structed; provided, further, that noth- 
ing herein contained shall be construed 
as requiring the City of Chicago in the 
construction of sidewalks to leave any 
open space around the trunk of any 
tree where such tree is planted or 
grows within the lines now or hereafter 
established as sidewalk lines, but, pro- 
vided, further, that in the event that 
any such tree grows within a distance 
of less than one foot from the inner 
or outer established sidewalk line, then 
and in that event the sidewalk may 
be so constructed as to leave an open 
space of one foot in width around the 
trunk of such tree. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
full force and effect from and after its 
passage. 



EIGHTEENTH WARD. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for curbing, grading and pav- 
ing with granite blocks the alleys be- 
tween West Randolph street, Washing- 
ton boulevard, South Halsted street and 
South Green street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Conlon, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, McKenna, 
Young, McCoid, Bennett, Snow, Moyni- 
han, Jones, Egan, Fick, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Beilfuss, Kunz, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Powers, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Cletten- 
berg, Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz, 
Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Sie- 



wert, Clancy, Connery, Blencoe, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, Hunt, Bihl, 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 57. 
Nays — Brennan — 1. 



TWENTIETH WARD. 

Aid. Finn presented the claim of John 
J. Enright for wages withheld for time 
lost on account of personal injuries, and 
the claim of the American Tile and 
Gravel Roofing Company for a rebate 
of fees paid for composition roofing li- 
censes, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



TWENTY-SECOND WARD. 

Aid. Clettenberg presented an ordi- 
nance granting permission and authority 
to G. C. Furst and Chas. iG. Fanning, co- 
partners, and to the Brunswick-Balke 
Collender Company to maintain and oper- 
ate as now constructed a railroad switch 
track across Hawthorne avenue; also 
an ordinance granting permission and 
authority to the Kurz-Downey Company 
to maintain and operate as now con- 
structed two box runways across North 
Branch street, between Blackhawk street 
and Eastman street; also an ordinance 
granting permission and authority to 
the Hoover Grain Company to maintain 
and operate as now constructed two rail- 
road switch tracks and one spur track 
across Weed street; which were 

Referred to the Committee on Streets 
and Alleys, North Division. 



TWENTY-THIRD WARD. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation^ estimate and 
ordinance for curbing, grading and pav- 
ing with asphalt Edwards court, from 
Garfield avenue to Webster avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 



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Aid. Hey, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, McKenna, 
Young, McCoid, Bennett, Snow, Moyni- 
han, Jones, Egan, Fick, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Beilfuss, Kunz, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Powers, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Cletten- 
berg, Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz, 
Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Sie- 
wert, Clancy, Connery, Bleneoe, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, Hunt, Bihl, 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 57. 

Nays — Brennan — 1. 



TWENTY-FIFTH WARD. 

Aid. Thomson presented an ordinance 
requiring the Chicago Railways Company 
to pave its right-of-way in Sheffield ave- 
nue, between Lincoln avenue and North 
Clark street, with creosoted wooden 
blocks, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Im- 
provements. 

Aid. Thomson presented the following 
order, which was, on motion, duly 
passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby au- 
thorized and directed to issue a 
permit to H. L. Pitcher and 0. 
F. Paisley, President and Secre- 
tary, respectively, of the Edge- 
water Improveipient Association, au- 
thorizing the use of City water from 
fire hydrants, without cost, from April 
1, 1909 to November 15, 1909, in con- 
sideration of the cleaning of the follow- 
ing streets : Winthrop avenue and Ken- 
more avenue, from the center line of 
Thorndale avenue to the center line of 
Foster avenue; also the south half of 
Thorndale avenue and the north half 
of Foster avenue and all the east and 
west streets between said last named 



streets from the right-of-way of the 
Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Rail- 
way Company to the alley east of Ken- 
more avenue, between said avenue and 
Sheridan Road; said permit to contain 
a condition that if said H. L. Pitcher 
and 0. F. Paisley shall fail to clean 
said streets or any of them to the sat- 
isfaction and approval of the Com- 
missioner of Public Works, or if said 
water is used for any other purpose 
than street sprinkling, they shall pay 
to the City the full rate for all water 
used from the date of the issuance of 
said permit, and if said H. L. Pitcher 
and 0. F. Paisley shall fail to comply 
with the conditions of said permit, the 
Mayor shall revoke the same, and no 
other permit shall be issued to said 
H. L. Pitcher and 0. F. Paisley until 
all charges have been paid. 

Aid. Dunn presented the following or- 
dinance : . 

AN OEDINANCE 

Amending an ordinance passed by the 
City Council of the City of Chicago on 
October 5, 1908, authorizing the issu- 
ance of free vehicle permits and pro- 
viding for the issuance of free licenses 
and tags for wagons owned by the vari- 
ous Boards, City, etc. 
Be it ordained hy the City Council of 
the City of Chicago: 
Section 1. That an ordinance passed 
by the City Council of the City of Chi- 
cago on October 5, 1908, providing for 
free vehicle permits, be and the same is 
hereby amended so as to read as follows: 
That the City Clerk of the City of 
Chicago may upon direction of the 
Mayor issue from time to time vehicle 
licenses and appropriate tags without 
charge to the Board of Education, 
Library Board, the West Chicago Park 
Commissioners, the Lincoln Park Com- 
missioners, the South Park Com- 
missioners, the City of Chicago, and 
charitable institutions, which tags shall 
be displayed upon all wagons or ve- 



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hides owned and operated by the 

aforesaid boards, park commissioners, 

<jity and institutions, whenever such 

wagons or vehicles are being used upon 

the streets, avenues or alleys of the 

city. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 

full force and effect from and after its 

passage. 

Which was, by unanimous consent, on 
motion of Aid. Dunn, duly passed by 
yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — ^I^enna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, McKenna, 
Young, McCoid, Bennett, Snow, Moyni- 
han, Jones, Egah, Fick, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Beilfuss, Kunz, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Powers, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Cletten- 
berg, Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz, 
Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Sie- 
wert, Clancy, Connery, Blencoe, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, Hunt, Bihl, 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 57. 

'Nays — Brennan — 1. 

Aid, Dunn presented the following or- 
dinance : 

Whereas, The City Clerk upon due 
publication for proposals received and 
opened bids for furnishing license badges 
and plates and dog tags for the year 1909, 
in accordance with specifications on file 
in the office of said clerk; and. 

Whereas, C. H. Hanson, incorporated, 
submitted the lowest bid and deposited 
its certified check in accordance with the 
terms of the aforesaid proposal; and. 

Whereas, The City Clerk caused to be 
prepared on the 19th day of March, A. 
D. 1909, a certain agreement by and be- 
tween C. H. Hanson, incorporated, and 
the City of Chicago, by the terms of 
which C. H. Hanson, incorporated, stip- 
ulated to deliver at the price therein 
named, various plates and badges in 
quantities and of the description desig- 
nated in said specifications; and, 



Whereas, An appropriation has been 
made for covering the amount of the 
aforesaid contract but no ordinance has 
been passed by the City Council direct- 
ing the execution of the aforesaid eon- 
tract; and. 

Whereas, An emergency exists inas- 
much as it is absolutely necessary that 
the license plates and badges should be 
delivered to the City Clerk by the 21st 
day of April in order that proper dis- 
tribution of the same may be made to 
j)ersons securing licenses on the first day 
of May; now, therefore. 

Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 
City of Chicago : 

Section 1. That the City Clerk of the 
City of Chicago be and he is hereby di- 
rected and authorized to enter into an 
agreement with C. H. Hanson, a corpor- 
ation, as of March 19, 1909, without ad- 
vertising for bids, to furnish and deliver 
to the City Clerk of said City aluminum 
vehicle license plates and badges for the 
year 1909, and at the price hereinafter 
specified : 

Each. 

45,000 one-horse license plates 3c 

5,000 one-horse license plates 21/26 

20,000 two-horse license plates SVac 

5,000 two-horse carriage plates. . . .2%c 

800 three-horse license plates 7%c 

200 four- or six-ihorse vehicle li- 
cense plates 15c 

8,000 automobile plates 3c 

05,000 brass dog tags at $6.00 a thousand 

Each. 

Japanned tin badges SVgC 

Per Pair. 
Japanned tin license plates. .3%c 

The delivery of said license plates, 
badges and tags shall be commenced on 
or about the 21st day of April, A. D. 
1909, and shall be continued in such 
quantities and at such times as shall be 
ordered by the City Clerk, and shall be 
finished and fully completed on or before 
the 31st day of December, A. D. 1909, 
and the said C. H. Hanson Company shall 



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at all times keep on hand a sufficient 
number of said license plates, badges and 
tags to meet the current requirements of 
the city. 

The aforesaid contract shall be in form 
approved by the Corporation Counsel and 
the said license plates, badges and tags 
shall comply in all respects with the 
specifications for the same now in the 
office of the City Clerk. 

Section 2. The City Comptroller of 
the City of Chicago is hereby directed and 
authorized to pay for the aforesaid 
plates, badges and tags from account 3C. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in 
full force and effect from and after its 



Which was, by unanimous consent, on 
motion of Aid. Dunn^ duly passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — ^Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, McKenna, 
Young, McCoid, Bennett, Snow, Moyni- 
han, Jones, Egan, Fick, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Beilfuss, Kunz, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Powers, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Cletten- 
berg, Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz, 
Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Sie- 
wert, Clancy, Connery, Blencoe, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, Hunt, Bihl, 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 57. 

ISlays — Brennan — 1 . 

Aid. Dunn presented an ordinance 
amending Section 12 of the Revised Muni- 
cipal Code of Chicago of 1905, as amend- 
ed, to provide that it shall be the duty 
of the City Clerk to deliver license plates 
and badges to licensees, and an ordinance 
amending Sections 2 and 3 of an ordi- 
nance relating to the licensing of vehi- 
cles, passed by the City Council Febru- 
ary 3, 1908, which were 

Referred- to the Committee on License. 

Aid. Dunn presented an ordinance re- 
quiring the Chicago Railways Company 
to pave its right-of-way in Sheffield ave- 



nue between Lincoln avenue and North 
Clark street, with creosoted wooden 
blocks, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local 
Transportation. 

Aid. Dunn presented an order and peti- 
tion for a fire alarm box at the corner 
of Bryn Mawr and Southport avenues, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



TWENTY-SIXTH WARD. 

Aid. Lipps presented the following or- 
ders, which were, on motion, duly passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to issue a permit to Henry Hof- 
meister to place and maintain a water 
trough on Grace street side of prem- 
ises known at 2152 North Robey street 
and connect the same with water sup- 
ply pipe in Grace street in accordance 
with the rules and regulations of the 
Department of Public Works. Said 
trough shall be equipped with an au- 
tomatic shut-off to prevent waste of 
water, and the said Henry Hofmeister 
shall pay to the city as compensation 
for the water used such amounts as 
may be fixed by the Commissioner of 
Public Works. The privilege hereby 
granted may be revoked by the Mayor 
at any time at his discretion. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of- 
Public Works be and he is hereby au- 
thorized and directed to issue a permit 
to W. A. McGuire and F. W. Cady, 
president and secretary, respectively, of 
the Ravenswood Improvement Asso- 
ciation, authorizing the use of city 
water from fire hydrants, without 
cost, from May 1st, 1909, to November 
15th, 1909;, in consideration of the 
cleaning of the following streets: 
Ashland avenue, Montrose boulevard 
to Lawrence avenue; Paulina street 
and Hermitage avenue, Berteau avenue 
to Winnemac avenue; East Ravens- 



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wood Park, Sunny side to Lawrence 
avenues; Leland, Wilson and Sunny- 
side avenues, Clark street to Ravens- 
wood Park; said permit to contain a 
condition that if said W. A. McGuire 
and F. W. Cady shall fail to clean 
said streets or any of them to the 
satisfaction and approval of the Com- 
missioner of Public Works, or if said 
water is used for any other purpose 
than street sprinkling, they shall pay 
to the City the full rate for all water 
used from the date of the issuance of 
said permit, and if said W. A. McGuire 
and F. W. Cady shall fail to comply 
with the conditions of said permit, 
the Mayor shall revoke the same, and 
no other permit shall be issued to said 
W. A. McGuire and F. W. Cady until 
all charges have been paid. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for curbing, grading and pav- 
ing with asphalt Belle Plaine avenue, 
from North Ashland avenue to East Ra- 
venswood Park. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Lipps, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, McKenna, 
Young, McCoid, Bennett, Snow, Moyni- 
han, Jones, Egan, Fick, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Beilfuss, Kunz, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Powers, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Cletten- 
berg, Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz, 
Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Sie- 
wert, Clancy, Connery, Blencoe, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, Hunt, Bihl, 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 57. 

Nays — Brennan — 1. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for curbing, grading and paving 
with asphalt North Leavitt street, from 
Roscoe street to Cornelia avenue. 



By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Reinberg, the estimate was approved 
•and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows : 

Yeas — ^Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, McKenna, 
Young, McCoid, Bennett, Snow, Moyni- 
han, Jones, Egan, Fick, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Beilfuss, Kunz, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Powers, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Cletten- 
berg. Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz, 
Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Sie- 
wert, Clancy, Qonnery, Blencoe, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, Hunt, Bihl, 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 57. 

Naifs — Brennan — 1. 

AI,SO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for water service pipes in North 
Paulina street, between Peterson ave- 
nue and Granville avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Lipps, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — ^Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, McKenna, 
Young, McCoid, Bennett, Snow, Moyni- 
han, Jones, Egan, Fick, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Beilfuss, Kunz, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Powers, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Cletten- 
berg. Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz, 
Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Sie- 
wert, Clancy, Connery, Blencoe, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, Hunt, Bihl, 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 57. 

Nays — Brennan — 1 . 

ALSO, 

The following ordinance: • 

AN OEDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for a sewer in 
Peterson avenue, from Ridge avenue 



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to East Ravenswood Park, in the City 

of Chicago, County of Cook and State 

of Illinois. 
Be it ordained hy the City Council of 

the City of Chicago : 

Section 1. That the ordinance enti- 
tled "An ordinance for a sewer in Peter- 
son avenue, from Ridge avenue to East 
Ravenswood Park," passed May 25, 1908, 
be and the same is hereby repealed, and 
that the assessment made under the pro- 
visions of said ordinance. Docket 33227 
of the County Court of said County, be 
and the same is hereby annulled. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 

Which was, on motion of Aid. Rein- 
berg, duly passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — ^Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, McKenna, 
Young, MoCoid, Bennett, Snow, Moyni- 
han, Jones, E'gan, Fick, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Beilfuss, Kunz, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Powers, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Qetten- 
berg, Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz, 
Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Sie- 
wert, Clancy, Qonnery, Blencoe, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, Hunt, Bihl, 
Nokin, Race, Forsberg — 57. 
Nays — Brennan — 1. 



TWENTY-SEVENTH WARD. 

Aid. Clancy presented the following or- 
dinance, which was referred to the Com- 
mittee on Streets and Alleys, West Di- 
vision : 
Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That all that part of the 
east and west twenty (20) foot public 
^lley lying south of and adjoining the 
south line of Lots ninety- three (93) to 
one hundred (100), both inclusive, and 
north of and adjoining the north line of 
Lot one hundred and twenty-three ( 123 ) , 



all of the above in I. W. Higgs' Subdi- 
vision of Lot eight (8) and that part of 
Lot seven (7) south of a line running 
west from the intersection of Lots seven 
(7) and eight (8) with the center line 
of Elston road in J. H. Rees' Subdivision 
of the southwest quarter (S. W. i/i) of 
Section ten (10), Township forty (40) 
North, Range thirteen (13), East of the 
Third Principal Meridian, and being fur- 
ther described as all of the first east 
and west public alley south of Elston 
court in the block bounded by Elston 
court. North 48th avenue and the right- 
of-way of the Chicago and Northwestern 
Railroad, as shown in red and indicated 
by the words "To be vacated" on plat 
hereto attached, which plat is for greater 
certainty hereby made a part of this or- 
dinance, be and the same is hereby va- 
cated and closed, inasmuch as said alley 
is no longer required for public use and 
the public interest will be subserved by 
its vacation. 

Section 2. The vacation herein pro- 
vided for is made upon the express con- 
dition that the Chicago Fire Brick Com- 
pany shall within sixty (60) days after 
the passage of this ordinance pay to the 

City of Chicago the sum of 

dollars toward a fund 

for the payment and satisfaction of any 
and all claims for damages which may 
arise from the vacation of said alley. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage, subject to the conditions of 
Section 2 hereof, provided said Chicago 
Fire Brick Company shall within sixty 
(60) days after the passage of this ordi- 
nance file for record in the office of the 
Recorder of Deeds of Cook County, Illi- 
nois, a certified copy of this ordinance. 

Aid. Clancy presented the following 
order, which was, on motion, duly 
passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to issue a permit to Wm. F. 



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April 12, 1909. 



Healy, a licensed drain layer, to lay 520 
6-inch drains in the following streets: 
Sawyer avenue, from Lawrence avenue 
to Argyle avenue; Christiana avenue, 
from Lawrence avenue to Argyle ave- 
nue ; Kimball avenue, from Leland av- 
enue to Chicago River; Bernard ave- 
nue, from Leland avenue to Chicago 
River; Eberly avenue, from Leland 
avenue to Chicago River; Drake ave- 
nue, from Leland avenue to Chicago 
River; Central Park avenue from Le- 
land avenue to Chicago River; Law- 
rence avenue, from Kedzie avenue to 
Central Park avenue, upon the pay- 
ment of one permit fee and the cost of 
inspection, the regular fee to he paid 
whenever the drains are extended for 
use; this conforms to the manner of 
laying drains under special assess- 
ment. 

Aid* Clancy presented the claim of 
Oeorge Kohn for compensation for re- 
laying sewer pipe, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 
The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for curbing, grading and pav- 
ing with asphalt North Springfield ave- 
nue, from West North avenue to Bloom- 
ingdale road. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Siewert, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Teas — ^Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, McKenna, 
Young, McCoid, Bennett, Snow, Moyni- 
han, Jones, Egan, Fick, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Beilfuss, Kunz, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Powers, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Cletten- 
berg, Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz, 
Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Sie- 
wert, Clancy, Connery, Blencoe, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, Hunt, Bihl, 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 57. 
ISfays — Br ennan — I . 



ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for water service pipes in North 
45th avenue, between West Montrose ave- 
nue and West Lawrence avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Clancy, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix 
on. Foreman, Pringle, Richert, McKenna 
Young, McCoid, Bennett, Snow, Moyni 
han, Jones, Egan, Fick, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Beilfuss, Kunz 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Powers 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Cletten 
berg, Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz, 
Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Sie 
wert, Clancy, Qonnery, Blencoe, Golom 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, Hunt, Bihl 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 57. 

Nays — Brennan — 1. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for water service pipes in North 
46th avenue between West Montrose ave- 
nue and West Wilson avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Siewert, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — ^Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, McKenna, 
Young, McCoid, Bennett, 'Snow, Moyni- 
lian, Jones, Egan, Fick, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Beilfuss, Kunz, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Derer, Conlon, Powers, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Cletten- 
berg. Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz, 
Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Sie- 
wert, Clancy, Connery, Blencoe, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, Hunt, Bihl, 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 57. 

Nays — Brennan — 1. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 



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NEW BUSINESS — BY WARDS. 



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nance for water service pipes in North 
47tli avenue, between Avondale avenue 
and West Wilson avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Clancy, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, McKenna, 
Young, McCoid, Bennett, Snow, Moyni- 
han, Jones, Egan, Fick, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Beilfuss, Kunz, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Powers, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Cletten- 
berg, Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz, 
Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Sie- 
wert, Clancy, Connery, Blencoe, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, Hunt, Bihl, 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 57. 

Nays — Brennan — 1 . 

ALSO, 

The following ordinance : 

AN ORDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for water ser- 
vice pipes in West Diversey avenue, 
from North Springfield avenue to 
North Avers avenue, in the City of 
Chicago, County of Cook and State of 
Illinois : 
Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 
City of Chicago : 

Section 1. That the ordinance enti- 
tled, "An ordinance for water service 
pipes in West Diversey avenue, from 
North Springfield avenue to North Avers 
avenue," passed June 22, 1908, be and 
the same is hereby repealed, and that 
the assessment made under the provisions 
of said ordinance, confirmed February 25, 
1909, Warrant 36736, be and the same is 
hereby annulled. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 

Which was, on motion of Aid. Siewert, 
duly passed by yeas and nays as follows : 
Yeas — ^Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, McKenna, 



Young, McCoid, Bennett, Snow, Moyni- 
han, Jones, Egan, Fick, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Beilfuss, Kunz, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Powers, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Cletten- 
berg, Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz, 
Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Sie- 
wert, Clancy, Connery, Blencoe, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, Hunt, Bihl, 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 57. 
Nays — Brennan — 1 . 

ALSO, 

The following ordinance: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for the improve- 
ment of North 51st avenue, from 
Bloomingdale avenue to Grand avenue, 
in the City of Chicago, County of 
Cook and State of Illinois. 
Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance enti- 
tled "An ordinance for the improvement 
of North 51st avenue, from Bloomingdale 
avenue to Grand avenue," passed March 
23, 1908, be and the same is hereby re- 
pealed, and that the assessment made un- 
der the provisions of said ordinance, 
Docket 32964 of the County Court of said 
County, be and the same is hereby an- 
nulled. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 

Which was, on motion of Aid. Clancy, 
duly passed by yeas and nays as follows 

Yeas — ^Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix 
on. Foreman, Pringle, Richert, McKenna 
Young, McCoid, Bennett, Snow, Moyni 
han, Jones, Egan, Fick, Scully, Hurt 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Beilfuss, Kunz 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Powers 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Cletten 
berg, Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz 
Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Sie 
wert, Clancy, Connery, Blencoe, Golom- 



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NEW BUSINESS — BY WARDS. 



April 12, 1909. 



biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, Hunt, Bihl, 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 57. 
'Nays — Brennan — 1. 



The following ordinance : 

AN ORDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for the improve- 
ment of a system of streets as follows, 
to-wit : North Maplewood avenue, from 
West Diversey avenue to Elston ave- 
nue; North Rockwell street, from 
West Diversey avenue to Elston ave- 
nue; North Talman avenue, from the 
Chicago and Northwestern Railway to 
West Wellington street; North Wash- 
tenaw avenue, from West Diversey ave- 
nue to Warsaw avenue; North Fair- 
field avenue, from West George street 
to West Wellington street; West Wel- 
lington street;, from North California 
avenue to North Washtenaw avenue, 
and West George street, from North 
Fairfield avenue to Elston avenue, in 
the City of Chicago, County of Cook 
and State of Illinois. 

Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance enti- 
tled "An ordinance for the improvement 
of a system of streets, as follows, to-wit: 
North Maplewood avenue, from West Di- 
versey avenue to Elston avenue; North 
Rockwell street, from West Diversey ave- 
nue to Elston avenue; North Talman 
avenue, from the Chicago and Northwest- 
ern Railway to West Wellingion street; 
North Washtenaw avenue, from West Di- 
versey avenue to Warsaw avenue ; North 
Fairfield avenue, from West George 
street to West Wellington street; West 
Wellington street, from North California 
avenue to North Washtenaw^ avenue, and 
West George street, from North Fairfield 
avenue to Elston avenue^, passed Septem- 
ber 24, 1906;, be and the same is hereby 
repealed, and that the assessment made 
under the provisions of said ordinance. 



Docket 31557 of the County Court of said 
county, be and the same is hereby an- 
nulled. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 

Which was, on motion of Aid. Siewert,. 
duly passed by yeas and naj^s as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, McKerina, 
Young, McCoid, Bennett, Snow, Moyni- 
han, Jones, Egan, Fick, Scully, Hurt, 
CuJlerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Beilfuss, Kunz, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Powers, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Cletten- 
berg, Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz, 
Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Sie- 
wert, Clancy, C.onnery, Blencoe, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, Hunt, Bihl, 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 57. 

Nays — Brennan — 1 . 



TWENTY-EIGHTH WARD. 

Aid. Blencoe presented the following 
ordinance, which was referred to the 
Committee on Streets and Alleys, West 
Division : 
Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That all that part of the 
east and west sixteen (16) foot public 
alley lying south of and adjoining the 
south line of Lots twenty-tw^o (22) to 
Twenty-five (25), both inclusive, and 
north of and adjoining the north line of 
Lots thirty-five (35) to Thirty-eight 
(38), both inclusive (excepting there- 
from the west sixteen (16) feet of Lots 
twenty-two (22) and thirty-eight (38), 
all in Block five (5), Sherman's Addi- 
tion to Holstein in the east half (E. %) 
of the northwest quarter (N. W. %) of 
Section thirty-one (31), Township forty 
(40) North, Range fourteen (14) east 
of the Third Principal Meridian; said 
alley being further described as the east 
seventy-six (76) feet of the east and 
west public alley in the block bounded by 
Frankfort street, North Robey street. 






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3.-) 



Lubeck street and North Hoyne avenue, 
as colored in red and indicated by the 
words "To be vacated" on plat hereto 
attached, which for greater certainty is 
hereby made a part of this ordinance, be 
and the same is Hereby vacated and 
closed. 

Section 2. The vacation herein pro- 
vided for is made upon the express con- 
dition that Parish of all Saints shall 
within sixty ( 60 ) days of the passage of 
this ordinance dedicate and open up for 
public use as an alley the west sixteen 
(16) feet of Lot twenty-two (22), Block 
five ( 5 ) , in Sherman's Addition to Hol- 
stein aforementioned, as colored in yel- 
low and indicated by the words "To be 
dedicated" on plat hereto attached ; and 
further shall within sixty (60) days of 
the passage of this ordinance pay to the 
City of Chicago, a sum sufficient in the 
judgment of the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works to defray all cost of paving 
and curbing return into alley herein dedi- 
cated similar to the sidewalk, curbing 
and paving in the adjoining street, in 
the same block. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage, subject to the conditions of 
Section 2 hereof; provided, that the 
Parish of All Saints shall within sixty 
(60} days of the passage of this ordi- 
nance file for record in the office of the 
Recorder of Deeds of Cook County, Illi- 
nois, a certified copy of this ordinance 
and a plat properly executed and ac- 
knowledged, showing the dedication and 
vacation herein provided for. 

Aid. Blencoe presented the following 
order, which was, on motion, duly 
passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to issue a permit to Tony 
Kretschan to erect a barber pole at 
the northwest corner of North avenue 
and Western avenue; said barber pole 
shall be erected and maintained in ac- 



cordance witli all rules and regula- 
tions of the Department of Public 
Works. This privilege shall be subject 
to termination by the Mayor at any 
time in his discretion. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, estimate and 
brdinance for curbing, grading and pav- 
ing with asphalt Upton street, from 
Milwaukee avenue to North Western 
avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Connery, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed ,by yeas 
and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, McKenna^ 
Young, McCoid, Bennett, Snow, Moyni- 
han, Jones, Egan, Pick, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Beilfuss, Kunz, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Powers, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Cletten- 
berg, Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz, 
Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Sie- 
wert, Clancy, Qonnery, Blencoe, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, Hunt, Bihl, 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 57. 

Nays — Brennan — 1. 



TWENTY-NINTH WARD. 

Aid. Golombiewski presented an order 
for two arc lights in front of Visitation 
Hall on 54th place, between Halsted 
street and Peoria street, and an order 
for gasoline street lamps on West 54th 
street, between Hoyne avenue and 
Leavitt street, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for curbing, filling and paving 
Mdth asphalt Honore street, from 159.7 
feet south of the north line of West 49th 
street to West 50th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 



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April 12, 1909. 



Aid. Golombiewski, the estimate was ap- 
proved and the ordinance was passed by 
yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — ^Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, McKenna, 
Young, McCoid, Bennett, Snow, Moyni- 
han, Jones, Egan, Fick, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton^ 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Beilfuss, Kunz, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Powers, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Cletten- 
berg, Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz, 
Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Weinberg, Sie- 
wert, Clancy, Cpnnery, Blencoe, Golom- 
biewski^ Mclnerney, Burns, Hunt, Bihl, 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 57. 

JSfays — Brennan — 1. 



THIRTIETH WARD. 

Aid. Mclnerney presented the follow- 
ing orders, which were, on motion, duly 



Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to issue a permit to Frank Vice 
to erect and maintain a barber pole at 
the edge of sidewalk in front of 
premises at 605 West 43d street; said 
barber pole shall be erected and main- 
tained in accordance with all rules and 
regulations of the Department of Pub- 
lic Works. This privilege shall be sub- 
ject to termination by the Mayor at 
any time in his discretion. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to install a four -inch water 
service pipe into St. Cecelia's Church 
at 45th street and Fifth avenue, free 
of charge and without meter, to sup- 
ply motor for organ. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for curbing, grading and pav- 
ing with asphalt West 44th street, from 
State street to Wentworth avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Mclnerney, the estimate was ap- 



proved and the ordinance was passed by 
yeas and nays as follows : 

Teas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix 
on, Foreman, Pringle, Bichert, McKenna 
Young, McCoid, Bennett, Snow, Moyni 
han, Jones, Egan,' Fick, Scully, Hurt 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Beilfuss, Kunz 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Powers, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Cletten 
berg. Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz 
Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Sie 
wert, Clancy, Qonnery, Blencoe, Golem 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, Hunt, Bihl 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 57. 

Nays — Brennan — 1 . 



THIRTY-THIRD WARD. 

Aid. Bihl presented the following or- 
dinance, which was referred to the Com- 
mittee on Streets and Alleys, South Di- 
vision: 
Be it ordained hy the City Council of 

the City of Chicago-. 

Section 1. That all that part of what 
was formerly known as the Thornton 
road lying between Lots one ( 1 ) and 
two (2) of Warren's Addition to Wild- 
wood, being a subdivision of certain 
tracts in Section twenty-eight (28), 
Township thirty-seven (37) North, 
Range fourteen (14), East of the Third 
(3rd) Principal Meridian, as recorded in 
Book 1 of Plats, page 97, as Document 
No. 50662, which part of said Thornton 
road is a strip of land sixty-six (66) 
feet wide, extending from the south line 
of 124th place, as now laid out, to the 
south line of said Lots one (1) and two 
(2) produced, of Warren's Addition 
above described, said part of said road to 
be vacated, being further described as 
the north five hundred sixty-four and 
three-tenths (564.3) feet more or less 
of that part of Thornton road running 
south from 124th place, as colored in 
red and indicated by the words "To be 
vacated" upon the plat hereto attached, 
which plat for greater certainty is here- 






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37 



by made a part of this ordinance, be 
and "the same is hereby vacated and 
closed, inasmuch as the same is no 
longer required for public use and the 
public interests will be subserved by 
such vacation. 

Section 2. The vacation herein pro- 
vided for is made upon the express con- 
ditions that within sixty (60) days after 
the passage of this ordinance Samuel B. 
Lingle, John Brink and Joseph and Mary 
Piette shall dedicate to the public and 
open up for public use as a highway the 
following described property : 

A strip of land sixty-six (66) feet 
wide extending from the, north line of 
Lot one ( 1 ) of Warren's Addition above 
described to the south line of said Lot 
one (1), being a strip of land extending 
thirty-three (33) feet on each side of 
the north five hundred sixty-four and 
three-tenths (564.3) feet more or less 
of a line beginning in a point where the 
south line of the First Addition to Ken- 
sington (a subdivision of parts of Sec- 
tion twenty-two (22), TAventy-seven 
(27) north of the Indian Boundary Line, 
and twenty-eight (28) south of the In- 
dian Boundary Line, Township thirty- 
seven (37) North, Range fourteen (14), 
East of the Third (3rd) Principal Merid- 
ian, as per plat recorded in the Recorder's 
office of Cook County, Illinois, in Book 10 
of Plats, on page 18, as Document num- 
bered 40274), intersects the center line 
of Michigan avenue, to a point where 
the north line of Murray's Wildwood Ad- 
dition (a subdivision of that part of the 
southeast fractional quarter (S. E. fr'l. 
^/4) of Section twenty-eight (28), Town- 
ship thirty-seven (37) North, Range 
fourteen (14), East of the Third (3rd) 
Principal Meridian, lying south of the 
north five hundred twenty -one and four- 
tenths (521.4) feet thereof, north of the 
Blue Island road, west, of the Illinois 
Central Railroad and east of the center 
line of State street produced), inter- 
sects the center line of Michigan ave 



nue, all in Section twenty-eight (28), 
Township thirty-seven (37) North, 
Range fourteen (14), East of the Third 
(3rd) Principal Meridian, south of the 
Indian Boundary Line, and forming a 
continuation of Michigan avenue, as now 
laid out north of 124th place, as colored 
in yellow and indicated by the words 
"To be dedicated" upon the aforemen- 
tioned plat attached hereto and made a 
part hereof. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force subject to the pro- 
visions of Section 2 hereof, provided that 
within sixty (60) days after the pas- 
sage of same, the above named Samuel 
B. Lingle, John Brink and Joseph and 
Mary Piette, shall file in the office of the 
Recorder of Deeds of Cook County, Illi- 
nois, a certified copy of this ordinance 
and also a plat properly executed and 
acknowledged, showing the vacation and 
dedication herein provided for. 

Aid. Bihl presented the claim of Harry 
Dehker for compensation for repairing 
leak in water main, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Bihl presented the claim of Gus- 
tave Moeller for a refund of special as- 
sessment, and the daim of Ed. Van Nug- 
teren for compensation for repairing and 
extending water pipe, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for curbing, grading and pav- 
ing with slag and granite top macadam 
State street, from 103d street to West 
106th place. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Hunt, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — ^Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, McKenna, 
Young, McCoid, Bennett, Snow, Moyni- 
han, Jones, Egan, Fick, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 



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NEW EUSINESS- 



Apvil 12, 1909. 



Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Beilfuss, Kunz, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Powers, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Cletten- 
berg. Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz. 
Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Sie- 
wert, Clancy, Connery, Blencoe, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, Hunt, Bihl, 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 57. 
Na 2/s^Brennan — 1 . 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for water service pipes in Ellis 
avenue, between 75th street and 79th 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Bihl, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Ha,rding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, McKenna, 
Young, McCoid, Bennett, Snow, Moyni- 
han, Jones, Egan, Fick, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Beilfuss. Kunz, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Powers, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Cletten- 
berg, Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz, 
Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Sie- 
wert, Clancy, Connery, Blencoe, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, Hunt, Bihl, 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 57. 

Nays — Brennan — 1. 

ALSO, 

The following ordinance : 

AN ORDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for cement side- 
walk on the north side of 111th street, 
from Indiana avenue to the Illinois 
Central Railroad, in the City of Chi- 
cago, County of Cook and State of Illi- 
nois. 
Be it ordained hy the City Council of 
the City of Chicago : 
Section 1. That the ordinance en- 
titled "An ordinance for a cement side- 
walk on the north side of 111th street, 
from Indiana avenue to the Illinois Cen- 
tral Railroad," passed June 22, 1908, be 



and the same is hereby repealed, and 
that the assessment made under the- pro- 
visions of said ordinance, Docket 33812 
of the County Court of said County, be 
and the same is hereby annulled. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 

Which was, on motion of Aid. Hunt, 
duly passed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, McKenna, 
Young, McCoid, Bennett, Snow, Moyni- 
han, Jones, Egan, Fick, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Beilfuss. Kunz, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Powers, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Cletten- 
berg. Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz, 
Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Sie- 
wert, Clancy, Connery, Blencoe, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, Hunt, Bihl, 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 57. 

Xays — Brennan — 1. 

ALSO, 

The following ordinance: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for a sewer in 
Stewart avenue, from West 113th 
street to the first alley north of West 
115th street, in the City of Chicago, 
County of Cook and State of Illinois. 

Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 
City of Chicago -. 

Section 1, That the ordinance en- 
titled "An ordinance for a sewer in 
Stewart avenue, from West 113th street 
to the first alley north of West 115th 
street," passed July 8, 1907, be and the 
same is hereby repealed, and that the 
assessment made under the provisions of 
said ordinance, Docket 32278 of the 
County Court of said County, be and the 
same is hereby annulled. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 



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Which was, on motion of Aid. Bihl, 
duly passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, McKenna, 
Young, McCoid, Bennett, Snow, Moyni- 
han, Jones, Egan, Fick, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Beilfuss, Kunz, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, C'onlon, Powers, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Cletten- 
herg, Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz, 
Dunn, Thomson, Lip'ps, Reinberg, Sie- 
wert, Clancy, Connery, Blencoe, Golom- 
hiewski, Melnerney, Burns, Hunt, Bihl, 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 57. 

Nays — Brennan — 1 . 

THIRTY-FOURTH WARD. 

Aid. Nolan presented the claim of Chas. 
Mader for a refund of 90' per cent of 
special assessment for water supply pipe, 
■which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for curbing, grading and pav- 
ing with asphalt South 40th court, from 
West 31st street to W^est 32d street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Nolan, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, McKenna, 
Young, MeCoid, Bennett, Snow, Moyni- 
han, Jones, Egan, Fick, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Beilfuss, Kunz, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Powers, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Cletten- 
berg. Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz, 
Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Sie- 
wert, Clancy, Cpnnery, Blencoe, G'olom- 
biewski, Melnerney, Burns, Hunt, Bihl, 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 57. 

Nays — Brennan — 1 . 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 



nance for curbing, grading and paving 
with asphalt South Hamlin avenue, from 
West 28th street to West 30th street. 

Bj' unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Nolan, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, McKenna, 
Young, McCoid, Bennett, Snow, Moyni- 
han, Jones, Egan, Fick, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Beilfuss, Kunz, 
Koraleski-, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Powers, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Cletten- 
berg. Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz, 
Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Sie- 
wert, Clancy, Qonnery, Blencoe, Golom- 
biewski, Melnerney, Burns, Hunt, Bihl, 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 57. 

Nays — Brennan — 1. 



THIRTY-FIFTH WARD. 

Aid. Forsberg presented the follow- 
ing order, which was, on motion, duly 
passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to issue a permit to Fi-ed J. 
Wareham to erect and maintain a 
wooden sign across the sidewalk in 
front of premises at 519 South 48th 
avenue; said sign shall be erected and 
maintained in accordance with all rules 
and regulations of the Department of 
Public Works. This privilege shall be 
subject to termination by the Mayor 
at any time in his discretion. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for curbing, grading and pav- 
ing with asphalt Christiana avenue, from 
West Chicago avenue to 66G feet north 
of West Chicago avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 



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Aid. Race, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — ^I^enna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, McKenna, 
Young, McCoid, Bennett, Snow, Moyni- 
han, Jones, Egan, Fick, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Beilfuss, Kunz, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Powers, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Cletten- 
berg. Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz, 
Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Sie- 
wert, Clancy, Qonnery, Blencoe, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, Hunt, Bihl, 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 57. 

'Nays — Brennan— 1. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for curbing, grading and paving 
with asphalt South 51st court, from 
Washington boulevard to 13 feet south 
of the north line of Park avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Forsberg, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — ^Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, McKenna, 
Young, MeCoid, Bennett, Snow, Moyni- 
han, Jones, Egan, Fick, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Beilfuss, l-Cunz, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Powers, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Cletten- 
berg. Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz, 
Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Sie- 
wert, Clancy, Connery, Blencoe, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, Hunt, Bihl, 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 57. 

NoAjs — Brennan — 1 . 



Aid, Zimmer presented the following 
note, which was read by the Clerk and 
ordered printed in the Journal: 

Mrs. Jos. F. Kohout and family de- 
sire to express their thanks to His Honor, 
the Mayor, and the members of the City 



Council for the sentiments expressed in 
the memorial of her husband, Alderman 
Josef F. Kohout. 



UNFINISHED BUSINESS PENDING 
BEFORE THE COUNCIL. 

Aid. Bennett moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Finance concerning the pay- 
ment of special assessment Warrant No. 
33540, deferred and published March 29, 
1909, page 3547. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Bennett moved to concur in the 
report and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the order 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, McKenna, 
Young, McQoid, Bennett, Snow, Moyni- 
han, Jones, Egan, Fick, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Beilfuss, Kunz, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Powers, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Cletten- 
berg. Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz, 
Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Sie- 
wert, Clancy, Connery, Blencoe, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, Hunt, Bihl, 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 57. 

Nays — Brennan — 1 . 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Board of Local Im- 
provements be and it is hereby author- 
ized, in accordance with its communica- 
tion of March 8th, 1909, attached hereto, 
to issue a voucher for the purpose of 
transferring twenty-five and eighty one- 
hundredths dollars ($25.80) from mis- 
cellaneous appropriation in the Board 
of Local Improvements to the credit of 
special assessment Warrant 33540 for 
the purpose of enabling the Comptroller 
to make the necessary payment on the 
said warrant and the city to acquire pos- 
session of the street condemned under 
said special assessment warrant. 



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Aid. Bennett moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mitee on Finance concerning proposed 
changes in contracts for steam heating 
plants for the Isolation Hospital, and for 
police stations at 75th street and Jack- 
son avenue, and at 39th street and Cali- 
fornia avenue, deferred and published 
March 29, 1909, page 3547. 

The motion prev^ailed. 

Aid. Bennett moved to concur in the 
report and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the order 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, McKenna, 
Young, McCoid, Bennett, Snow, Moyni- 
han, Jones, Egan, Fick, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Beilfuss, Kunz, 
Ivoraleski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Powers, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Cletten- 
berg. Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz, 
Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Sie- 
wert, Clancy, Connery, Blencoe, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, Hunt, Bihl, 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 57. 

Nays — Brennan — 1. 

The following is the order as passed: 
Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby au- 
thorized to make changes in the contracts 
for steam heating plants for the Isola- 
tion Hospital and police stations at Sev- 
enty-fifth street and Jackson avenue, and 
police station at 39th street and Cali- 
fornia avenue, on account of the substi- 
tution of fire box boilers .for tubular 
boilers and changing valves, said changes 
of contracts allowing the City credit of 
one hundred fifty dollars ($150.00) on 
each of the three contracts, the said 
amount of one hundred fifty dollars 
($150.00) to be deducted upon the issu- 
ance of final vouchers to the contractors 
for said work. 



Aid. Bennett moved to proceed to the 



consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Finance concerning the pay- 
ment of certain bills from the Water 
Fund instead of from the corporate fund, 
deferred and published March 29, 1909, 
page 3547. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Bennett moved to concur in the 
report and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the order 
Avas passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, McKenna, 
Young, McCoid, Bennett, Snow, Moyni- 
han, Jones, Egan, Fick, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Beilfuss, Kunz, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Powers, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Cletten- 
berg, Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz, 
Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Sie- 
wert, Clancy, Connery, Blencoe, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, Hunt, Bihl, 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 57. 

Nays — ^Brennan — 1 . 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the items in the appro- 
priation bill of bills as shown at bottom 
of page 3123 of the Council Proceedings 
of March 8th, 1909, and beginning with 
"City Collector Warrant for Collection 
28236, $96.43" the first item, and ending 
with the item "Chicago, Milwaukee and 
St. Paul Railway Company, $644.06, to- 
tal $1,934.79" on the following page 
3124 be and they are herebj^ ordered paid 
from the Water Fund instead of from the 
Corporate Fund as appropriated. 



Aid. Bennett moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Finance on the claim of E. 
Anderson deferred and published March 
29, 1909, page 3548. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Bennett moved to concur in the 
report and pass the order therewith. 



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UNFINISHED BUSINESS, 



April 12, 1909. 



The motion prevailed, and the order 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, McKenna, 
Young, McCoid, Bennett, Snow, Moyni- 
han, Jones, Egan, Pick, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley. Lucas, Beilfuss, Kunz, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Powers, 
Stewart, Finn. Taylor, Foell, Cletten- 
berg. Hey. Britten, Hahne, Redwanz, 
Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Sie- 
wert, Clancy, Connery, Blencoe, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, Hunt, Bihl, 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 57. 

ISfays — Brennan — 1. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby au- 
thorized and directed to issue voucher 
in favor of E. Anderson in the sum of 
fourteen and forty one-hundredths dol- 
lars ($14.40), same to be in payment for 
claim for repairs to service pipe in front 
of 213 West 23d street, and the Comp- 
troller is ordered to pay the same from 
the Water Fund. 



Aid. Bennett moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Finance on the claim of Jas. 
Conlan, deferred and published March 
29, 1909, page 3548. ^ 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Bennett moved to concur in the 
report and pass the order recommended 
therein, authorizing the payment of the 
sum of $13.05 into Warrant 15902, from 
the miscellaneous appropriation for 
Board of Local Improvements. 

The motion prevailed, and the order 
Avas passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, McKenna, 
Young, McCoid, Bennett, Snow, Moyni- 
han, Jones, Egan, Fick, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Beilfuss, Kunz, 



Koraleski, Sitts^, Dever, Conlon, Powers, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Cletten- 
berg, Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz, 
Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Sie- 
wert, Clancy, Connery, Blencoe, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, Hunt, Bihl, 
Nolan, Race. Forsberg — 57. 

ISlays — Brennan — 1. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Board of Local Im- 
provements be and it is hereby author- 
ized to pay from Miscellaneous Appro- 
priations for said Board of Local Im- 
provements the sum of thirteen and five 
one-hundredths dollars ($13.05) into 
Warrant 15902 for the purpose of mak- 
ing it possible to settle outstanding 
voucher against said warrant amount- 
ing to twenty-four and seventy-six one- 
hundredths dollars ($24.76), and the 
Comptroller is ordered to honor said 
voucher when issued. 

This action is taken in accordance with 
the report of the Secretary of the Board 
of Local Improvements, attached, hereto. 



Aid. Bennett moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Finance on the claim of J. W. 
Dodson for a refund of fee paid for un- 
used permit, deferred and published 
March 29, 1909, page 3548. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Bennett moved to concur in the 
report and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the order 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, McKenna, 
Young, McCoid^ Bennett, Snow, Moyni- 
han, Jones, Egan, Fick, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Beilfuss, Kunz, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Powers, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Cletten- 
berg. Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz, 
Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Sie- 
wert, Clancy^ Connery, Blencoe, Golom- 






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biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, Hunt, Bihl, 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 57. 

IVaT/s — Brennan — 1 . 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller 
be and he is hereby awthorized and di- 
rected to pay to J. W. Dodson the sum 
of two and fifty one-hundredths dollars 
($2.50), same being refund of permit fee 
for popcorn wagon at the northwest cor- 
ner of 56th street and East End avenue, 
and charge same to the Finance Commit- 
tee Fund, appropriations 1909. 

This action is taken in accordance with 
the recommendation of the Commissioner 
of Public WorkSj attached hereto. 



Aid. Bennett moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Finance on the claim of Eliza- 
beth Gillman for damages for injury to 
property caused by changes in grades of 
streets and the elevation of railroad 
tracks, deferred and published March 
29, 1909, page 3549. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Bennett moved to amend the or- 
der recommended in the report, by in- 
serting therein the words "in the amount 
of $250.00" after the figures "264,791." 

The motion to amend prevailed. 

Aid. Bennett moved to pass the said 
order as amended. 

The motion prevailed, and the order as 
amended was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, McKenna, 
Young, McCoid^ Bennett, Snow, Moyni- 
han, Jones, Egan, Fick, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Beilfuss, Kunz, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Powers, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Cletten- 
berg. Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz, 
Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Sie- 
wert, Clancy, Connery, Blencoe, Golom- 



I biewski, Mclnerney, Burns. Hunt, Bihl, 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 57. 
Nays — Brennan — 1. 
The following is the order as passed: 
Ordered, That the Corporation Coun- 
sel be and he is hereby authorized, in 
accordance with his recommendation of 
March 26th, 1909, attached hereto, to 
allow judgment to be taken against the 
city in favor of Elizabeth Gillman in 
suit now pending in the Superior Court 
against the city. No 264791 in the 
amount of $250.00, said judgment 
to be in full satisfaction of all 
claims and demands for damages by rea- 
son of the lowering of the grades of 
streets and the elevation of railroad 
tracks adjacent to No. 700 West Garfield 
boulevard. 

Aid. Bennett moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Finance on the claim of J. J. 
Krippman for compensation for destruc- 
tion of fence, deferred and published 
March 29, 1909, page 3549. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Bennett moved to concur in the 
report and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the order 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — ^Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foi-eman, Pringle, Richert, McKenna, 
Young, McQoid, Bennett, Snow, Moyni- 
han, Jones, Egan, Fick, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Beilfuss, Kunz, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Powers, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Cletten- 
berg. Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz. 
Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Sie- 
wert, Clancy, Connery, Blencoe, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, Hunt, Bihl, 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 57. 

Nays — Brennan — 1 . 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller 
be and he is herebv authorized and di- 



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April 12, 1909. 



rected to pay to James J. Krippnen the 
sum of twelve dollars ($12.00), same to 
be in full for all claims for damages by- 
reason of the destruction of fence at 1101 
South Whipple street at the time fire 
station was erected at the northwest cor- 
ner of 24th and Whipple streets, and 
charge same to the Finance Committee 
Fund, appropriations 1909. 

Aid. Bennett moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Finance on the claim of Sid- 
ney Mandl^ deferred and published March 
29, 1909, page 3549. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Bennett moved to concur in the 
report and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the order 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix 
on, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, McKenna 
Young, McCoid, Bennett, Snow, Moyni 
han, Jones, Egan, Fick, Scully, Hurt 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Beilfuss, Kunz 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Powers 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Cletten 
berg. Hey, Britten, Hahne,. Redwanz 
Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Sie 
wert, aancy, Connery, Bleneoe, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, Hunt, Bihl, 
Nolan, Race. Forsberg — 57. 

Nays — Brennan — 1. 

The following is the order as passed : 

Ordered, Tnat the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby au- 
thorized and directed to issue a voucher 
in favor of Sidney Mandl in the sum of 
eighteen and twenty one-hundredths dol- 
lars ($18.20), same being amount ex- 
pended by him in repairing service pipe 
at 1740 Sherman place, payment for 
which he was not responsible, and the 
Comptroller is ordered to pay the same 
from the Water Fund. 

This action is taken in accordance with 
the recommendation of the Commissioner 
of Public Works, attached hereto. 



Aid. Bennett moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Finance on the claim of John 
Noonan for compensation for personal 
injury, deferred and published March 29, 
1909, page 3550.^ 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Bennett moved to concur in the 
report and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the order 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Teas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, McKenna, 
Young, McQoid, Bennett, Snow, Moyni- 
han, Jones, Egan, Fick, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Beilfuss, Kunz, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Powers, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Cletten- 
berg. Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz, 
Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Sie- 
wert, Clanc3^ Connery, Bleneoe, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, Hunt, Bihl, 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 57. 

Nays — Brennan — 1 . 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the City Attorney be 
and he is hereby authorized and directed 
to allow judgment to be taken against 
the city in favor of John Noonan in the 
sum of two hundred dollars ($200.00), 
same to be in full of all claims of what- 
ever kind or nature arising from or 
growing out of accident to said John 
Noonan on April 25th, 1908, in front 
of the city pumping station at 22d street 
and Ashland avenue. 



Aid. Bennett moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Finance on the claim of 
Rubens & Mott for a refund of special de- 
posit, deferred and published March 29, 
1909, page 3550. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Bennett moved to concur in the 
report and pass the order therewith. 



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The motion prevailed, and the order 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, McKenna, 
Young, McCoid, Bennett, Snow, Moyni 
han, Jones, Egan, Fick, Scully, Hurt 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Beilfuss, Kunz 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Powers 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Cletten 
berg. Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz 
Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Sie 
wert, Clancy, Connery, Blencoe, Golom 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, Hunt, Bihl 
Nolan, Race. Forsberg — 57. 

Nays — ^Brennan — 1 . 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller 
be and he is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to pay to Rubens & Mott the sum 
of one hundred dollars ($100.00) from 
special deposit account, same being a de- 
posit made by said Rubens & Mott, May 
11th, 1897, held as security for payment 
of all costs in a certain case, which case 
was finally settled and was paid. 

This action is taken in accordance with 
the report of the Deputy City Comptrol- 
ler, dated February 17th, 1909, and at- 
tached hereto. 

Aid. Bennett moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Finance on the claim of Jacob 
Weinand for compensation for destruc- 
tion of sheds, deferred and published 
March 29, 1909, page 3550. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Bennett moved to concur in the 
report and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the order 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, McKenna, 
Young, McCoid, Bennett, Snow, Moyni- 
han, Jones, Egan, Fick, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Beilfuss, Kunz, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Powers, 



Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Cletten- 
berg. Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz, 
Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Sie- 
wert, Clancy, Connery, Blencoe, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, Hunt, Bihl, 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 57. 
Nays — ^Brennan — 1 . 
The following is the order as passed: 
Ordered, That the City Comptroller 
be and he is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to pay to Jacob Weinand, executor, 
the sum of fifty dollars ($50.00), same 
to be in full satisfaction of all claims by 
reason of the destruction of sheds in the 
rear of 13 Cedar street by falling walls 
from building adjoining, which was be- 
ing wrecked by the city, and charge same 
to Finance Committee Fund, appropria- 
tions 1909. 

Aid. Bennett moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Finance on the claim of Frank 
Willmann, deferred and published March 
29, 1909, page 3551. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Bennett moved to concur in the 
report and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the order 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows 

Yeas — ^Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, McKenna, 
Young, Mc(]!oid, Bennett, Snow, Moyni 
han, Jones, Egan, Fick, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Beilfuss, Kunz 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Powers 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Cletten 
berg, Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz 
Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Sie 
wert, Clancy, Connery, Blencoe, Golom 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, Hunt, Bihl 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 57. 

Nays — ^Brennan — 1 . 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby au- 
thorized and directed to issue a voucher 
in favor of Frank Willmann in the sum 



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of ten and sixty one-hundredths dollars 
($10.60), being the amount expended by 
him in locating a leak in front of 117 
Fletcher street and the Comptroller is or- 
dered to pay the same from the Water 
Fund. 

This action is taken in accordance with 
the recommendation of the Commissioner 
of Public Works, attached hereto. 

Aid. Bennett moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Finance concerning an allow- 
ance of extra compensation on the con- 
tract of B. M. Zadeck Company for work 
at Lake View pumping station, deferred 
and published March 29, 1909, page 3551. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Bennett moved to concur in the 
report and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the order 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, McKenna, 
Young, McCoid_, Bennett, Snow, Moyni- 
han, Jones, Egan, Fick, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Beilfuss, Kunz, 
Koraleski, Sitts^ Dever, Conlon, Powers, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Cletten- 
berg, Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz, 
Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Sie- 
wert, Clancy, Connery, Blencoe, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, Hunt, Bihl, 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 57. 

Nays — ^Brennan — 1 . 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby au- 
thorized in accordance with his request 
of March 22d, 1909, attached hereto, to 
allow extras on the contract of B. M. 
Zadeck Company for superstructure in 
new engine house at Lake View Pumping 
Station in the sum of forty-eight hundred 
nineteen and seventy-five one-hundredths 
dollars ($4,819.75), and the Comptrol- 
ler is ordered to pay the same from ap- 



propriations heretofore made for said 
Lake View Pumping Station. 



Aid. Bennett moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Finance on the claims of sun- 
dry persons for compensation for repairs 
to house drains, deferred and published 
March 29, 1909, page 3551. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Bennett moved to concur in the 
report and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the order 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, McKenna, 
Young, McCoid, Bennett, Snow, Moyni- 
han, Jones, Egan, Fick, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lueas, Beilfuss, Kunz, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Powers, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Cletten- 
berg. Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz, 
Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Sie- 
wert, Clancy, Connery, Blencoe, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, Hunt, Bihl, 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 57. 

JSfays — ^Brennan — 1 . 

The following is the order as passed: 
Ordered, That the City Comptroller 
be and he is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to pay to the following named 
persons the amounts set opposite their 
names, same to be in full of all claims 
for cleaning or repairing defective drain 
stubs in front of properties named, 
and charge same to the Finance Commit- 
tee Fund, appropriations 1909: 

John Courtney, 49 Miller street. . . $47.50 
J. C. Hamilton, 7133 Normal ave- 
nue 34.63 

John Mclnnis, 4346 Vernon avenue. 44.80 
E. C. Wagner, 166 Lubeck street.. 8.05 

This action is taken in accordance with 
the several recommendations of the Com- 
missioner of Public Works, attached 
hereto. 



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Aid. Zimmer moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Schools on a request of the 
Board of Education for authority to ac- 
quire title, under the eminent domain 
law in trust for the use of schools, to 
certain property for the relief of the 
Henry and Belding School districts, de- 
ferred and published March 29, 1909, 
page 3557. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Zimmer moved to concur in the 
report and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the order 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Teas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, McKenna, 
Young, McCoid^ Bennett, Snow, Moyni- 
han, Jones, Egan, Fick, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, iSTovak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Beilfuss, Kunz, 
Koraleski, Sitts^ Dever, Conlon, Powers, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Cletten- 
berg, Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz, 
Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Sie- 
wert, Clancy, Connery, Blencoe, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, Hunt, Bihl, 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 57. 

Nays — Brennan — 1 . 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the proper officers of 
the Board of Education be and they are 
hereby authorized to acquire title, under 
the eminent domain law for the use of 
schools, to the following described prop- 
erty : 

Block 4 in the Goetz Addition to Chi- 
cago in northwest quarter, Section 14- 
40-13; also the east 330 feet of the 
north twenty-four and one-quarter 
rods of the north half, southwest quar- 
ter, northwest quarter, Section 14-40-13, 
except the north 119.63 feet thereof; 
Block 1 of Tryon & Davis' Second Ad- 
dition to Irving Park, being that part 
of the north half of south half of west 
half of northwest quarter, Section 14- 
40-13, being a new site bounded on the 
north by Wilson avenue, south by 



Sunnyside avenue, east by llai)ilin 
avenue and west by Avers avenue, en- 
tire block, for tlie relief of the Henry 
and Belding Scliool Districts. 



Aid. Zimmer moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Schools on a request of the 
Board of Education for an appropriation 
of $200,000.00 for the erection of a 
gymnasium and arts building for the 
Chicago Normal School, deferred and 
published March 29, 1909, page 3557. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Zimmer moved to concur in the 
report and pass the order therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the order 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yews— Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, McKenna, 
Young, McC.oid, Bennett, Snow, Moyni- 
han, Jones, Egan, Fick, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Beilfuss, Kunz, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Powers, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Cletten- 
berg. Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz, 
Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Sie- 
wert, Clancy, Connery, Blencoe, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, Hunt, Bihl, 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 57. 

Nays — Brennan — 1 . 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the sum of $200,000 
be and the same is hereby appropriated 
for erection of gymnasium and arts 
building for Normal School and the City 
Comptroller is authorized and directed 
to set aside the said sum of $200,000 
out of the unappropriated balance of 
the building account for said improve- 
ment. 



Aid. Zimmer moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Schools on an ordinance au- 
thorizing proceedings for the sale of cer- 



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tain school property situated at Stony 
Island avenue and 93d street, deferred 
and published March 29, 1909, page 3558. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Zimmer moved to amend the said 
ordinance by filling the blank" in Section 
1 thereof with the word "July," and by 
filling the blanks in Section 2 thereof 
with the words "twenty-first" and 
"June," respectively. 

The motion to amend prevailed. 

Aid. Zimmer moved to pass the ordi- 
nance as amended. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordi- 
nance as amende4 was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, Richer t, McKenna, 
Young, McCoid^ Bennett, Snow, Moyni- 
han, Jones, Egan, Fick, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Beilfuss, Kunz, 
Koraleski, Sitts^ Dever, Conlon, Powers, 
Stew^art, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Cletten- 
berg, Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz, 
Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Sie- 
wert, Clancy, Connery, Blencoe, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, Hunt, Bihl, 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 57. 

Nays — Brennan — 1 . 

The following is the ordinance as 
passed : 

Whereas, The Board of Education of 
the City of Chicago has determined that 
the south 150 feet of the north 190 
feet of the east 125 feet of the west 225 
feet of the southwest quarter of the 
southwest quarter of Section one {!) , 
Township thirty-seven (37) north, 
Range fourteen (14) east of the Third 
Principal Meridian, situated at the cor- 
ner of Stony Island avenue and 93d 
street, having a frontage of 150 feet on 
Stony Island avenue by a depth of 125 
feet on 93d street, in the City of Chi- 
cago, County of Cook and State of Illi- 
nois, are no longer necessary, appropriate 
or required for its use as school prop- 
erty ; and 



Whereas, The said Board of Educa- 
tion has made a written request of the 
City of Chicago that the hereinbefore 
described real estate be sold; therefore, 

Be it ordained iy the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the south 150 feet 
of the north 190 feet of the east 125 
feet of the west 225 feet of the south- 
west quarter of the southwest quarter 
of Section one ( 1 ) , Township thirty- 
seven (37) north, Range fourteen (14), 
east of the Third Principal Meridian, 
situated at the corner of Stony Island 
avenue and 93d street, having a front- 
age of 150 feet on Stony Island avenue 
by a depth of 125 feet on 93d street, in 
the City of Chicago, County of Cook 
and State of Illinois, is no longer nec- 
essary, appropriate or required for the 
use of said city, or profitable to, or its 
longer retention for the best interest 
of said city, and that said described 
property shall, at the first regular meet- 
ing of the City Council, to be held in 
the month of July, A. D. 1909, be sold 
to the highest bidder under and in ac- 
cordance with the statute in such case 
made and provided. 

Section 2, That this ordinance, to- 
gether with the notice of the proposed 
sale and the date of the meeting of the 
Council when the bids therein shall be 
considered and opened, shall be pub- 
lished for a period of sixty (60) days 
in some paper of general circulation in 
the City of Chicago, County of Cook and 
State of Illinois. 

Public notice is hereby given that the 
City Council of the City of Chicago, 
upon the written request of the Board 
of Education of the City of Chicago, 
proposes to sell to the highest and best 
bidder for cash the south 150 feet of 
the north 190 feet of the east 125 feet 
of the west 225 feet of the southwest 
quarter of the southwest quarter of 
Section one (1), Township thirty-seven 
(37) north, Range fourteen (14), east 
of the Third Principal Meridian, situated 



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at the corner of Stony Island avenue 
and 93d street, having a frontage of 
150 feet on Stony Island avenue by a 
depth of 125 feet on 93d street, in the 
City of Chicago, County of Cook and 
State of Illinois. Bids for the above 
described property are hereby solicited. 
They must be sealed and deposited with 
the City Clerk of the City of Chicago 
for submission to the City Council of 
the City of Chicago. Said bids shall be 
considered and opened at the regular 
meeting of the City Council of the City 
of Chicago, to be held on Monday, the 
twenty-first day of June, A. D. 1909. No 
bid shall be accepted unless upon a vote 
of three -fourths of the members of the 
said City Council, and no bid shall be 
accepted for less than a sum of $2,400. 
The right to reject any and all bids is 
hereby especially reserved. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in full force and effect 
from and after the date of its passage 
and approval. 

Aid. Reinberg moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Streets and Alleys, North Di- 
vision, on an ordinance granting permis- 
sion and authority to the Moody Bible 
Institute of Chicago to construct and 
maintain a subway or tunnel under and 
across Institute place, deferred and pub- 
lished March 29, 1909, page 3560. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Reinberg moved to concur in the 
report and pass the ordinance therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordi- 
nance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, McKenna, 
Young, McCoid, Bennett, Snow, Moyni- 
han, Jones, Egan, Fick, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Beilfuss, Kunz, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Powers, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Cletten- 
berg. Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz, 



Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Sie- 
wert, Clancy, Connery, Blencoe, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, Hunt, Bihl, 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 57. 
Nays — ^Brennan — 1 . 

The following is the ordinance as 



Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and au- 
thority be and the same are hereby 
given and granted to Aymer T. Gaylord, 
business manager of the Moody Bible 
Institute of Chicago, a corporation or- 
ganized under the laws of the State of 
Illinois, not for pecuniary profit, his 
heirs, successors and assigns, to con- 
struct and maintain a subway or tun- 
nel, not larger than seven (7) feet in 
height by four (4) feet, six (6) inches 
in width, across Institute place, the 
west line of said tunnel to be far enough 
east so as not to interfere with the 
head of the sewer now in said Institute 
place, and the east line of said tunnel 
to be west of the west line of the north 
and south alley crossing said Institute 
place, and between the properties of 
said corporation located on both sides of 
said Institute place, for the purpose of 
conduits, pipes and communication be- 
tween said properties for the sole use 
of said The Moody Bible Institute of 
Chicago, as shown on plan hereto at- 
tached, which for greater certainty is 
hereby made a part of this ordinance. 

The crown of said subway or tunnel 
shall be at least two (2) feet below 
the surface of the street and said sub- 
way or tunnel shall be constructed 
under the direction and supervision and 
to the entire satisfaction of the Com- 
missioner of Public Works, and shall 
be maintained in such a manner as not 
to interfere with the use of said street 
for the purpose of a public thorough- 
fare, and if at any time the surface of 
said street shall become in any way 
disturbed by said subway or tunnel, the 
'>-i-antee herein shall restore said street in 



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and about said tunnel to a condition sat- 
isfactory to the Commissioner of Public 
Works. 

Section 2. The permission and au- 
thority herein granted shall cease and 
determine ten (10) years from and 
after the date of the passage of this 
ordinance and this ordinance shall at 
any time be subject to modification, 
amendment or repeal, and in case of re- 
peal all privileges hereby granted 
shall thereupon cease and determine, 
and it is hereby made an express con- 
dition of this ordinance that if the 
buildings connected by the aforesaid 
tunnel shall be at any time used for 
purposes other than charitable or edu- 
cational, the authority and privileges 
hereby granted shall' thereupon cease 
and determine and this ordinance shall 
be for naught held. 

Section 3. No work shall be done in 
and about the construction of said sub- 
way or tunnel until the plans and spec- 
ifications for the construction of same 
shall have first been approved by the 
Commissioner of Public Works of said 
city and a permit shall first have been 
issued by said Commissioner authorizing 
the commencement of said work. All 
changes in water pipes, gas pipes, 
sewer pipes, or any other pipes of any 
description, and conduits, necessitated 
by the construction of said subway or 
tunnel shall be at the expense of the 
said Aymer T. Gaylord, and shall be 
made under the direction- and to the sat- 
isfaction of the Commissioner of Public 
Works. The privilege is hereby re- 
served to the City of Chicago to makt, 
such changes with its own employees, 
if deemed advisable, which expense the 
grantee hereby expressly agrees to pay. 

Section 4. At the termination of the 
privileges herein granted said subway or 
tunnel shall be vacated and filled up 
forthwith by said Aymer T. Gaylord to 
the satisfaction of the Commissioner of 
Public Works, provided that in the 
event that said Aymer T. Gaylord, his 



successors or assigns, shall fail or neg- 
lect to so vacate and fill up said tunnel 
the same shall be done by the City of 
Chicago and the cost of so doing charged 
to said Aymer T. Gaylord. If said sub- 
way or tunnel is vacated and filled up, 
as hereinabove provided, said Aymer T. 
Gaylord shall restore the ground in and 
about said subway or tunnel underneath 
said Institute place together with the 
surface of the surrounding street to a 
condition satisfactory to the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works and safe for 
public travel. The Commissioner of 
Public Works shall have the right to 
enter said subway or tunnel at all 
times while such subway or tunnel shall 
be used or maintained by said grantee 
for the purpose of ordering any changes, 
repairs or alterations made in said sub- 
way or tunnel which he may deem nec- 
essary. All changes ordered by said 
Commissioner and the restoration of 
the said street, as herein provided, shall 
be made at the sole expense of the 
grantee. 

Section 5. No work shall be done 
under the authority of this ordinance 
until a permit authorizing same shall 
be issued by the Commissioner of Public 
Works, and no permit shall issue until 
the grantee herein shall execute to the 
City of Cbicago a good and sufficient 
bond in the penal sum of ten thousand 
($10,000.00) dollars, with sureties to be 
approved by the Mayor, and conditioned 
to indemnify, save and keep harmless 
the City of Chicago from any and all 
liability, cost, damage and expense of 
any kind whatsoever which may be suf- 
fered by it, said City of Chicago, or 
which it may be put to, or which may 
accrue against, be charged to or recov- 
ered from said city from or by reason 
of the passage of this ordinance, or from 
or by reason of any act or thing done 
under or by the authority of the permis- 
sion herein given; and conditioned fur- 
ther to observe and perform all and 
singular the conditions and provisions 
of this ordinance. Said bond and the 



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liability of the sureties thereon shall 
be kept in full force throughout the 
life of this ordinance, and if at any- 
time during the life of this ordinance 
such bond shall not be in full force, 
then the privileges and authority herein 
granted shall thereupon cease. 

Section 6. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage, provided that said grantee shall 
file its written acceptance, together 
with the bond hereinabove provided for, 
within sixty (60) days after the date 
of the passage hereof. 



Aid. Reinberg moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Streets and Alleys, North Di- 
vision, on an ordinance granting permis- 
sion and authority to Wm. Loehde to 
construct, maintain and use a canopy 
projecting over the sidewalk from build- 
ing situated at Nos. 579-583 Lincoln ave- 
nue, deferred and published March 29, 
1909 page 3562. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Reinberg moved to concur in the 
report and pass the ordinance therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordi- 
nance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows-. 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, McKenna, 
Young, McCoid, Bennett, Snow, Moyni- 
han, Jones, Egan, FicS, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Beilfuss, Kunz, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dover, Conlon, Powers, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Cletten- 
berg, Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz, 
Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Sie- 
wert, Clancy, Connery, Blencoe, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnemey, Burns, Hunt, Bihl, 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 57. 

Nays — ^Brennan — 1 . 

The following is the ordinance as 



Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and au- 
thority be and the same are hereby 
given and granted to William Loehde, 
his successors and assigns to construct, 
maintain and use a canopy over the en- 
trance of building, situate and known as 
579-583 Lincoln avenue, which canopy 
shall be constructed of incombustible 
material. The lowest portion of said 
canopy shall be not less than twelve 
(12) feet above the surface of the side- 
walk over which the canopy projects, 
shall not extend more than tAvelve (12) 
feet beyond the face of the wall of said 
building, and shall not exceed fifteen 
(15) feet in width. The location, con- 
struction and maintenance of said 
canopy shall be under the direction and 
supervision of the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works and the Fire Marshal of the 
City of Chicago, and the location and 
construction of same shall be in ac- 
cordance with the plans and specifica- 
tions which shall first be approved by 
the Commissioner of Public Works and 
the Fire Marshal of the City of Chi- 
cago, a copy of which plans and speci- 
fications shall at all times be kept on 
file in the office of the Commissioner of 
]"*ublic Works, and no permit shall be 
issued allowing any work to be done in 
and about the construction of said 
canopy herein authorized until such 
plans and specifications have first been 
submitted and approved by the Com- 
missioner of Public Works and said 
Fire Marshal. 

Section 2. The permission and au- 
thority herein granted shall cease and 
determine ten (10) years from and 
after the date of the passage of this 
ordinance, or at any time prior thereto 
in the discretion of the Mayor. In case 
of the termination of the privileges 
herein granted by lapse of time or by 
the exercise of the Mayor's discretion, 
as aforesaid, said grantee, his succes- 
sors or assigns, shall remove said canopy 



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without cost or expense of any kind 
whatsover to the City of Chicago, pro- 
vided: that in the event of the failure, 
neglect or refusal on the part of said 
grantee, his successors or assigns, to 
remove said canopy when directed so to 
do, the City of Chicago may proceed 
to remove same and charge the ex- 
pense thereof to the said grantee, his 
-successors or assigns. This ordinance 
anay be amended or repealed at any time, 
-and if repealed all rights hereby granted 
shall at once cease and determine. 

Section 3. In consideration of the 
privileges herein granted and as com- 
pensation therefore said William Loehde 
his successors or assigns, shall pay to 
the City of Chicago, as long as the priv- 
ileges herein authorized *are being en- 
joyed, the sum of twenty-five ($25.00) 
dollars per year, payable annually in 
advance, the first payment to be made 
as of the date of the passage of this or- 
dinance, and each succeeding payment 
annually thereafter, provided thjat if 
default is made in the payment of any 
of the installments of compensation 
herein provided for, the privileges here- 
in granted shall inmediately terminate 
and this ordinance shall become null 
and void. 

Section 4. No work shall be done 
under the authority of this ordinance 
until a permit shall have first been 
issued by the Commissioner of Public 
Works authorizing such work to pro 
ceed, and no permit shall issue until the 
first annual payment herein provided 
for has been made at the office of the 
City Collector of the City of Chicago 
and a bond has been executed by the 
said grantee in the penal sum of ten 
thousand ($10,000) dollars, with sure- 
ties to be approved by the Mayor, con 
ditioned to indemnify, save and keep 
harmless the City of Chicago from any 
and all damages, cost, expense or lia- 
bility of any kind whatsoever, which 
may be suffered by it, said City of Chi- 
cago, or which it may be put to or 



which may accrue against it, be 
charged to or recovered from said city, 
by reason of or on account of the per- 
mission and authority herein granted, 
or the exercise by the said grantee here- 
in, his successors or assigns, of the per- 
mission and authority herein given; and 
conditioned further for the faithful 
observance and performance of all ani 
singular the conditions and provisions of 
this ordinance, said bond and the liability 
thereon shall be kept in force through- 
out the life of this ordinance, and if 
at any time during the life of this or- 
dinance such bond shall not be kept in 
full force, then the privil-^ges and au- 
thority herein granted shall thereupon 
cease. 

Section 5. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after 
its passage upon the filing of the ac- 
ceptance in writing of this ordinance 
by said grantee, and the filing of the 
bond herein provided for within sixty 
(60) days of the passage hereof. 

Aid. Dixon moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Streets and Alleys, South Di- 
vision, on an ordinance granting per- 
mission and authority to Owen F. Aldis, 
Bryan Lathrop, Richards M. Bradley, 
Russell Tyson and Sydney Richmond 
Taber, as trustees, to maintain and op- 
erate as now constructed a steam pipe 
under and across Dearborn street, de- 
ferred and published March 29, 1909, 
page 3567. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid, Dixon moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the ordinance therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordi- 
nance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, McKenna, 
Young, McQoid^ Bennett, Snow, Moyni- 
han, Jones, Egan, Fick, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 



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Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Beilfuss, Kunz, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Powers, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, F'oell, Cletten- 
berg, Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz, 
Dunn, Thomson, Lapps, Reinberg, Sie- 
wert, Clancy, Connery, Bleneoe, Golom- 
biewski, iMcInerney, Burns, Hunt, Bilil, 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 57. 
Islays — Brennan — 1. 

The following is the ordinance as 
passed: 
Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and au- 
thority be and the same are hereby 
given and granted to Owen F. Aldis, 
Bryan Lathrop, Richards M. Bradley, 
Russell Tyson and Sydney Richmond 
Taber, as trustees under the Chicago 
Real Estate Agreement and Declaration 
of Trust, their successors and assigns, to 
maintain and operate as now • con- 
structed one six-inch (6") pipe contain- 
ing one four-inch (4") steam pipe under 
and across Dearborn street, connecting 
the building of said grantees, known as 
the Illinois Bank Building, at Nos. Ill, 
113, 115 and 117 Dearborn street, with 
the building of Owen F. Aldis, Bryan 
Lathrop, Richards M. Bradley, Russell 
Tyson and Sydney Richmond Taber, as 
trustees under the Chicago Real Estate 
Agreement and Declaration of Trust, 
known as the Equitable Building, situ- 
ated at the southwest corner of Dear- 
born and Washington streets; said pipe 
to be maintained and operated under the 
supervision and to the satisfaction of 
the Commissioner of Public Works. 

Section 2. The permission and au- 
thority herein granted shall cease and 
determine ten (10) years from the date 
of the passage of tKis ordinance, or at 
any time prior thereto upon revocation 
of the said permission and authority by 
the Mayor, who may revoke the same 
at his discretion, whereupon this ordi- 
nance shall become null and void. And 
this ordinance shall at any time before 
the expiration thereof be subject to 



modification, amendment or repeal, and 
in case of repeal all the privileges here- 
by granted shall cease and determine. 

Section 3. During the life of this 
ordinance the grantees herein shall keep 
such portion of said street as shall be 
occupied by said pipes in good condition 
and repair, to the satisfaction and ap- 
proval of the Commissioner of Public 
Works. At the termination of tlic 
rights and privileges hereby granted, by 
expiration of time or otherwise,^ said 
grantees shall remove said pipes and all 
appurtenances thereto and shall forth- 
with restore said street occupied by said 
pipes to a condition safe and suitable 
for public travel, similar to the remain- 
ing portions of said street contiguous 
thereto. 

Section 4. The operation and main- 
tenance of said pipes herein provided for 
shall be subject to all the existing ordi- 
nances of the City of Chicago now in 
force or which may hereafter be in 
force relating to the use of pipes, and 
the construction and maintenance thereof 
shall be under the supervision and to the 
satisfaction of the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works of the City of Chicago. 

Section 5. Before doing any work 
under and by virtue of the authority 
herein granted, said grantees shall ex- 
ecute a bond to the City of Chicago in 
the penal sum of Ten Thousand Dollars 
($10,000.00), with sureties to be ap- 
proved by the Mayor, conditioned upon 
the faithful observance and perform- 
ance of all and singular the conditions 
and provisions of this ordinance, and 
conditioned further to idemnify, keep 
and save harmless the City of Chicago 
against all liabilities, judgments, costs, 
damages and expenses which may in any 
wise come against said City in conse- 
quence of the granting of this ordinance, 
or which may accrue against, be charged 
to or recovered from said City from or 
by reason or on account of the passage 
of this ordinance, or from or by reason 
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by the grantees herein by virtue of the 
authority herein granted. Said bond 
and the liability of the sureties thereon 
shall be kept in force throughout the 
life of this ordinance, and if at any 
time during the life of this ordinance 
such bond shall not be in full force, then 
the privileges herein granted shall there- 
upon cease. 

Section G. In consideration of the 
privileges herein granted, said Owen F. 
Aldis, Bryan Lathrop, Richards M. Brad- 
ley, Russell Tyson and Sydney Rich- 
mond Taber, as trustees under the Chi- 
cago Real Estate Agreement and Decla- 
ration of Trust, their successors or as- 
signs, shall pay to the City of Chicago 
the sum of Twenty-five Dollars ($25.00)- 
per annum, the first payment to be made 
as of the date of the passage of this 
ordinance and each succeeding payment 
annually thereafter, tt is hereby made 
a special provision of this ordinance that 
the privileges hereby granted shall ter- 
minate and this ordinance become null 
and void if said grantees, their succes- 
sors or assigns, shall fail to promptly 
pay any installment of said compensa- 
tion. 

Section 7. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after ita 
passage and approval, and upon the fil- 
ing of an acceptance in writing of said 
ordinance by said grantees, and the filing 
of the bond herein provided for, within 
sixty (60) days from the passage 
hereof. 



Aid. Dixon moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Streets and Alleys, South Di- 
vision, on an ordinance granting per- 
mission and authority to Frederick Ayer 
to excavate for and construct a vault 
under surface of alley, deferred and pub- 
lislied March 29, 1909, page 3568. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Dixon moved to recommit the re- 



port and ordinance to the Committee on 
Streets and Alleys, South Division. 
The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Dixon moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Streets and Alleys, South Di- 
vision, on an ordinance granting per- 
mission and authority to John A. Dunn 
& Co. to construct and maintain a ship- 
ping platform over surface of alley, de- 
ferred and published March 29, 1909, 
page 3570. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Dixon moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the ordinance therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordi- 
nance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, McKenna, 
Young, McCoid, Bennett, Snow, Moyni- 
han, Jones, Egan, Fick, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Beilfuss, Kunz, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Powers, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Cletten- 
berg, Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz, 
Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Sle- 
wert, Clancy, Connery, Blencoe, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, Hunt, Bihl, 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 57. 

Nays — Brennan — 1 . 

The following is the ordinance as 
passed : 
Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 

City of Chicago : 

Section 1. That permission and au- 
thority be and the same are hereby 
given and granted to John A. Dunn and 
Company, a corporation, its successors 
and assigns, to construct and maintain 
a shipping platform over the north and 
south alley between La Salle street and 
the Chicago & Rock Island Railroad; 
said shipping platform to be used in con- 
nection with the building to be erected 
at the southeast corner of Twenty-ninth 
and La Salle streets. Said platform 



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shall not exceed sixty (60) feet in 
length, ten (10) feet in width, and the 
lowest portion of same shall not be less 
than fifteen (15) feet above the surface 
of the alley at that point, as shown on 
plan attached hereto, which for greater 
certainty is hereby made ;. part of this 
ordinance. 

Section 2. The permission ^nd au- 
thority herein granted shall cease and 
determine ten (10) years from and after 
the date of the passage of this ordinance, 
or at any time prior thereto in the dis- 
cretion of the Mayor. In case of the 
termination of the privileges herein 
granted, by lapse of time or by the exer- 
cise of the Mayor's discretion, or other- 
wise, said grantee, its successors or as- 
signs, shall remove said shipping plat- 
form, without cost or expense of any 
kind whatsoever to the City of Chicago, 
provided that in the event of the failure, 
neglect or refusal on the part of the said 
grantee, its successors or assigns, to re- 
move said shipping platform when di- 
rected so to do, the City of Chicago may 
proceed to do said work and charge the 
expense thereof to the said grantee, its 
successors and assigns. 

Section 3. At the expiration of the 
privileges herein granted the shipping 
platform herein authorized shall be re- 
moved by said grantee, unless this ordi- 
nance shall be renewed. No permit shall 
be issued allowing any work to proceed 
in and about the construction of said 
shipping platform until plans and speci- 
tications of the completed structure shall 
have first been submitted to and ap- 
proved by the Commissioner of Public 
Works. 

Section 4. The said grantee, its suc-^ 
cessors and assigns, shall pay as com- 
pensation for the privileges herein 
granted the sum of Twenty-five ($25.00) 
Dollars per annum during the life of this 
ordinance, the first payment to be made 
as of the date of the passage of this 
ordinance and each succeeding payment 
annually thereafter. It is hereby made 



an express provision of this ordinance 
that the privileges herein granted shall 
terminate and this ordinance become 
null and void if said grantee, its succes- 
sors or assigns, shall fail to promptly pay 
any installment of said compensation. 

Section 5. Before doing any work 
under and by virtue of the authority 
herein granted said grantee shall execute 
a bond to the City of Chicago in the 
penal sum of Ten Thousand Dollars 
($10,000.00), with sureties to be ap- 
proved by the Mayor, conditioned upon 
the faithful observance and performance 
of all and singular the conditions and 
provisions of this ordinance, and condi- 
tioned further to indemnify, keep and 
save harmless the City of Chicago 
against all liabilities, judgments, costs, 
damages and expenses which may in any- 
wise come against said City in conse- 
quence of the granting of this ordinance, 
or which may accrue against, be charged 
to or recovered from said City from or 
by reason or on account of the passage of 
this ordinance, or from or by reason or 
on account of any act or thing done by 
the grantee herein by virtue of the au- 
thority herein granted. Said bond and 
the liability of the sureties thereon shall 
be kept in force throughout the life of 
this ordinance, and if at any time dur- 
ing the life of this ordinance such bond 
shall not be in full force, then the privi- 
leges herein granted shall thereupon 
cease. 

Section 6. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage, provided that the said grantee 
files its written acceptance of this ordi- 
nance, together with the bond herein- 
above provided for, within thirty (30) 
days after the passage of this ordinance. 

Aid. Dixon moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Streets and Alleys, South Di- 
vision, on a certain order granting per- 
mission to E. S. Frady to construct a 
canopy projecting over sidewalk from 



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building situated at No. 244 East 35tli 
street, deferred and published March 29, 
1909, page 3571. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Dixon moved to concur in the re- 
port and to pass the substitute ordi- 
nance recommended therein, running to 
Harry A. E'ccles, with compensation as 
fixed by the Committee on Compensation 
($25.00 per annum). 

The motion prevailed, and the said 
substitute ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — ^Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, McKenna, 
Young, McQoid^ Bennett, Snow, Moyni- 
han, Jones, Egan, Fick, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Beilfuss, Kunz, 
Koraleski, Sitts^ Dever, Conlon, Powers, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Cletten- 
berg. Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz, 
Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Sie- 
wert, Clancy, Connery, Blencoe, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, Hunt, Bihl, 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 57. 

TV^a^/s^Brennan — 1 . 

The following is the ordinance as 



Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 
City of Chicago : 

Section 1. That permission and au- 
thority be and the same are hereby 
given and granted to Harry A. Eccles, 
his heirs, executors and assigns, to con- 
struct, maintain and use a canopy over 
the sidewalk in Thirty-fifth street ex- 
tending from the building known as No. 
244 East 35th street, which canopy shall 
be constructed of incombustible material. 
Said canopy shall not exceed nineteen 
(19) feet in length, ten (10) feet in 
width, and the lowest portion of same 
shall not be less than twelve (12) feet 
above the surface of the sidewalk at 
that point, as shown on drawing at- 
tached to this ordinance, which for 
greater certainty is hereby made a part 
hereof. 



Section 2. The location, construction 
and maintenance of said canopy shall 
be under the direction and supervision of 
the Commissioner of Public Works and 
the Fire Marshal of the City of Chicago, 
and the location and construction of the 
same shall be in accordance with plans 
and specifications which shall first be 
approved by the Commissioner of Public 
Works and the Fire Marshal of the City 
of Chicago, a copy of which plans and 
specifications shall at all times be kept 
on file in the office of the Commissioner 
of Public Works, and no permit shall be 
issued allowing any work to be done in 
and about the construction of said 
canopy herein authorized until such 
plans and specifications have first been 
submitted to and approved by the Com- 
missioner of Public Works and said Fire 
Marshal. 

Section 3. The permission and au- 
thority herein granted shall cease ajid 
determine ten (10) years from and after 
the date of the passage of this ordi- 
nance, or at any time prior thereto in the 
discretion of the Mayor. In case of the 
termination of the privileges hei'ein 
granted, by lapse of time or by the ex- 
ercise of the Mayor's discretion, or 
otherwise, said grantee, his heirs, execu- 
tors or assigns, shall remove said canopy 
without cost or expense of any kind 
whatsoever to the City of Chicago, pro- 
vided that in the event of the failure, 
neglect or refusal on the part of said 
grantee, his heirs, executors or assigns, 
to remove said canopy when directed so 
to do, the City of Chicago may proceed 
to remove same and charge the expense 
thereof to said grantee, his heirs, execu- 
tors or assigns. 

Section 4. In consideration of the 
privileges herein granted, and as com- 
pensation therefor, said Harry A. Eccles, 
his heirs, executors or assigns, shall pay 
to the City of Chicago, as long as the 
privileges herein authorized are being 
enjoyed, the sum of Twenty-five Dollars, 
per annum, payable annually in advance, 
the first payment to be made as of the 






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(late of the passage of this ordinance and 
each succeeding payment annually there- 
after; provided, that if default is made 
in the payment of any of the install- 
ments of compensation herein provided 
for, the privileges herein granted shall 
immediately terminate and this ordi- 
nance shall become null and void. 

Section 5. Before doing any work 
under and by virtue of the authority 
herein granted, said grantee shall ex- 
ecute a bond to the City of Chicago in 
the penal sum of Ten Thousand Dollars 
($10,000.00), with sureties to be ap- 
proved by the Mayor, conditioned upon 
the faithful observance and performance 
of all and singular the conditions and 
provisions of this ordinance, and condi- 
tioned further to indemnify, keep and 
save harmless the City of Chicago 
against all liabilities, judgments, costs, 
damages and. expenses which may in any- 
wise come against said City in conse- 
quence of the granting of this ordinance, 
or which may accrue against, be charged 
to or recovered from said City from or 
by reason or on account of any act or 
thing done by the grantee herein by 
virtue of the authority herein granted. 
Said bond and the liability of the sure- 
ties thereon shall be kept in force 
throughout the liie of this ordinance, 
and if at any tima during the life of this 
ordinance such bond shall not be in full 
force, then the privileges herein granted 
shall thereupon cease. 

Section 6. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage, upon the filing of the accept- 
ance in writing of this ordinance by the 
said grantee and the filing of the bond 
herein provided for within sixty (60) 
days of the passage hereof. 

Aid. Dixon moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Streets and Alleys, South Di- 
vision, on an ordinance granting per- 
mission to the Hastings Express Com- 
pany and the Aitchison Perforating Com- 



pany to construct, maintain and operate 
a railroad switch track along alley, de- 
ferred and published March 29, 1900, 
page 3573. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Dixon moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the ordinance therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordi- 
nance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, McKenna, 
Young, McQoid, Bennett, Snow, Moyni- 
han, Jones, Egan, Fick, Scully, Hurt, 
Culler ton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Beilfuss, Kunz, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Powers, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Cletten- 
berg, Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz, 
Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Sie- 
wert, Clancy, Connery, Blencoe, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, Hunt, Bihl, 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 57. 

Nays — Brennan — 1. 

The following is the ordinance as 
passed: 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and au- 
thority are hereby given and granted to 
Hastings Express Company, a corporation, 
and Aitchison Perforating Compajr^^ a 
corporation, their successors and assigns, 
to construct, maintain and operate a 
single railroad switch track connecting 
with the noAV existing tracks of the Chi- 
cago, Rock Island and Pacific Railway 
Company at a point about twenty-five 
( 25 ) feet west of the west line of Muske- 
gon avenue, opposite Lot thirteen (13), 
Block one hundred three (103), Calu- 
met and Chicago Canal and Dock Com- 
pany's Subdivision, thence running in a 
southeasterly direction along alley in 
Lot thirteen (13), Calumet and Chicago 
Canal and Dock Company's Subdivision 
as aforementioned to the east line of 
Muskegon avenue, a distance of about 
one hundred and five (105) feet, substan- 



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tially as shown in yellow upon blue print 
hereto attached, which for greater cer- 
tainty is hereby made a part of this or- 
dinance. 

Section 2. The permission and author- 
ity herein granted shall cease and deter- 
mine twenty (20) jears from the date 
of the passage of this ordinance, and this 
ordinance at any time before the expira- 
tion thereof shall be subject to amend- 
ment, modification or repeal, and in 
case of repeal all privileges herein 
granted shall thereupon cease and deter- 
mine. 

Section 3. During the life of this or- 
dinance the grantees herein shall keep 
such portion of Muskegon avenue as is 
occupied by said switch track in good 
condition and repair and safe for public 
travel to the satisfaction and approval 
of the Commissioner of Public Works. 
At the termination of the rights and 
privileges herein granted, by expiration 
of time or otherwise, the said grantees 
shall forthwith restore such portion of 
Muskegon avenue as is occupied by said 
switch track to a condition safe for pub- 
lic travel, similar to the remaining por- 
tion of said street in the same block, to 
the satisfaction and approval of the Com- 
missioner of Public Works. If said 
grantees shall fail to restore said street 
at the termination of said privileges, 
then the work shall be done by the City 
of Chicago and the cost and expense of 
doing such work shall be paid by said 
grantees. 

Section 4. The operation and main- 
tenance of the switch track herein pro- 
vided for shall be subject to all exist- 
ing ordinances of the City of Chicago 
now in force, or which may hereafter be 
in force, relating to the use and opera- 
tion of switch tracks and railway tracks, 
and the construction and maintenance 
thereof shall be under the supervision 
and to the satisfaction of the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works. 

Section 5. In consideration of the 



privileges herein granted the said gran- 
tees shall pay to the City of Chicago the 
sum of seventy-seven and fifty one-hun 
dredths dollars per annum in advancb 
each and every year during the life ot 
this ordinance, the first payment to be 
made as of the date of the passage of 
this ordinance and each succeeding pay- 
ment annually thereafter. It is hereby 
made an express provision of this ordi- 
nance that the privileges herein granted 
shall terminate and this ordinance be- 
come null and void if said grantees, their 
successors or assigns, shall fail to 
promptly pay any installment of said 
compensation. 

Section 6. Before doing any work 
under and by virtue of the authority 
herein granted said grantees shall exe- 
cute a bond to the City of Chicago in the 
penal sum of ten thousand dollars ($10.- 
000.00 ) , with sureties to be approved by 
the Mayor, . conditioned upon the faith- 
ful observance and performance of all 
and singular the conditions and pro- 
visions of this ordinance, and conditioned 
fuither to indemnify, keep and save 
harmless the City of Chicago against all 
liabilities, judgments, costs, damages 
and expenses which may in any wise come 
against said City in consequence of the 
granting of this ordinance, or which may 
accrue against, be charged to or recov- 
ered from said City from or by reason 
or on account of the passage of this or- 
dinance, or from or by reason or on ac- 
count of any act or thing done by the 
grantee herein by virtiie of the au- 
thority herein granted. Said bond and 
the liability of the sureties thereon shall 
be kept in force throughout the life of 
this ordinance, and if at any time dur- 
ing the life of this ordinance such bond 
shall not be in full force, then the privi- 
leges herein granted shall thereupon 
cease. 

Section 7. Nothing herein contained 
shall be construed as granting authority 
for the maintenance and operation of 



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any track connecting with the above 
switch track which has been constructed 
and is now being maintained without au- 
thority from the City of Chicago. 

Section 8. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage and approval, provided that a 
written acceptance of same and the bond 
hereinabove mentioned shall be filed with 
the City Clerk within sixty (60) days of 
the passage hereof. 

Aid. Dixon moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Streets and Alleys, South Di- 
vision, on an ordinance granting per- 
mission and authority to the South Side 
Lumber Company to maintain and oper- 
ate as now constructed a railroad switch 
track and spur from same across Wal- 
lace street, between 58th street and 59th 
street, deferred and published March 29, 
1909, page 3574. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Dixon moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the ordinance therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordi- 
nance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, McKenna, 
Young, McCoidj Bennett, Snow, Moyni- 
lla,n, Jones, Egan, Fick, Scully, Hurt, 
CuUerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Beilfuss, Kimz, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Powers, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Cletten- 
berg. Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz, 
Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Sie- 
wert, Clancy, Connery, Blencoe, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, Hunt, Bihl, 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 57. 

Nays — Brennan — 1 . 

The following is the ordinance as 
passed : 

AN ORDINANCE 

Granting to the South Side Lumber Com- 
pany, permission to maintain a switch- 



track across Wallace street, between 
58th and 59th streets, Chicago, Illi- 
nois. 

Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and au- 
th6rity be and the same are hereby given 
and granted to the South Side Lumber 
Company, a corporation,' its successors 
and assigns, to maintain and operate as 
now constructed a single railroad switch 
track and a spur from same connecting 
with the tracks of the P. C. C. & St. L. 
Railroad in Wallace street, thence run- 
ning on a curve in a northwesterly di- 
rection for a distance of about sixty 
(60) feet across Wallace street into the 
premises of the South Side Lumber Com- 
pany, as shown in red upon plat hereto 
attached, which for greater certainty is 
hereby made a part of this ordinance. 

Section 2. The permission and au- 
thority hereby granted shall cease and de- 
termine twenty (20) years from the 
date of the passage of this ordinance, 
and this ordinance shall at any time be- 
fore the expiration thereof be subject 
to modification, amendment or repeal, 
and in case of repeal all privileges here- 
by granted shall cease and determine. 

Section 3. During the life of this or- 
dinance the grantee herein shall keep 
such portion of Wallace street as is oc- 
cupied by said switch track in good con- 
dition and repair, safe for public travel, 
to the satisfaction and approval of the 
Commissioner of Public Works. At the 
termination of the rights and privileges 
herein granted, by expiration of time or 
otherwise, the said grantee shall remov'e 
said switch track and all appurtenances 
thereto, and shall forthwith restore the 
portion of Wallace street occupied by 
said switch track to a condition safe for 
public travel, similar to the remaining 
portion of that street in the same block, 
to the satisfaction and approval of the 
Commissioner of Public Works. If the 
said grantee shall fail to so restore said 



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street at the termination of said privi- 
leges, then the Commissioner of Public 
Works shall cause said street to be re- 
stored to a condition safe for public 
travel and similar to the condition of the 
remaining portion of the street in that 
block, and the cost and expense of doing 
such work shall be paid by said grantee. 
Section 4. The operation and main- 
tenance of the switch track herein pro- 
vided for shall be subject to all exist- 
ing ordinances of the City of Chicago 
now in force or which may hereafter be 
in force relating to the use and opera- 
tion of switch tracks and railroad tracks ; 
and the construction and maintenance 
thereof shall be under the supervision 
and to the satisfaction of the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works. No work shall 
be. done in and about the construction of 
the work herein authorized until a per- 
mit authorizing the beginning of such 
work shall first have been issued by the 
Commissioner of Public Works of the 
City of Chicago. 

Section 5. In consideration of the 
privileges herein granted, the said gran- 
tee shall pay to the City of Chicago the 
sum of fifty-five dollars ($55.00) per 
annum in advance each and every year 
during the life of this ordinance ; the 
first payment to be made as of the date 
of the passage of this ordinance and each 
succeeding payment annually thereafter. 

It is hereby made an express provision 
of this ordinance that the privileges here- 
in granted shall terminate and this or- 
dinance become null and void if said 
grantee, its successors or assigns, fail 
to promptly pay any installment of said 
compensation. 

Section 6. Before doing any work un- 
der and by virtue of the authoi^ty herein 
granted the said grantee shall execute a 
bond to the City of Chicago in the penal 
sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00), 
with sureties to be approved by the 
Mayor, conditioned upon the faithful ob- 
servance and performance of all and sin- 



gular the conditions and provisions of 
this ordinance, and conditioned further 
to indemnify, save and keep harmless the 
City of Chicago from any and all loss, 
damage, expense, cost or liability of any 
kind whatsoever that may be suffered by 
it, the said City of Chicago, or which 
may accrue against, be charged to or 
recovered from said city for or by reason 
or on account of the passage of this or- 
dinance, or for or by reason or on ac- 
count of any act or thing done by the 
said grantee herein by virtue of the au- 
thority, herein given, and conditioned to 
comply with all the terms and conditions 
of this ordinance. Said bond and the lia- 
bility of the sureties thereon shall be 
kept in force throughout the life of this 
ordinance, and if at any time during the 
life of this ordinance such bond shall not 
be in full force, then the privileges here- 
in granted shall thereupon cease. 

Section 7. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage and approval, provided that a 
written acceptance of this ordinance and 
the bond hereinabove mentioned be filed 
within sixty (60) days from the pas- 
sage hereof. 

Aid. Dixon moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Streets and Alleys, South Di- 
vision, on an ordinance granting per- 
mission and authority to H. Wartelsky 
to construct, maintain and use a canopy 
projecting over sidewalk from building 
situiated at No. 3446 South Halsted 
street, deferred and published March 29, 
1909, page 3576. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Dixon moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the ordinance therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordi- 
nance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, C'oughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, McKenna, 
Young, McCoid, Bennett, Snow, Moyni- 



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han, Jones, Egan, Tick, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Beilfuss, Kunz, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Powers, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, F'oell, Cletten- 
berg, Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz, 
Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Sie- 
wert, Clancy, Connery, Bleneoe, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, Hunt, Bihl, 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 57. 
lilays — Brennan — 1 . 

The following is the ordinance as 
passed: 

Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and au- 
thority be and the same are here- 
by given and granted to H. War- 
telsky, his heirs, executors and as- 
signs, to construct, maintain and use 
a canopy over the sidewalk in Halsted 
street, extending from the building 
known as No. 3446 South Halsted street, 
which canopy shall be constructed of in- 
combustible material. Said canopy shall 
not exceed twenty-four feet (24) in 
length, eight (8) feet in width, and the 
lowest portion of same shall not be less 
than twelve (12) feet above the surface 
of the sidewalk at that point. 

The location, construction and main- 
tenance of said canopy shall be under the 
direction and supervision of the Com- 
missioner of Public Works and the Fire 
:Marshal of the City of Chicago, and the 
location and construction of the same 
shall be in accordance with plans and 
specifications which shall first be ap- 
proved by the Commissioner of Public 
Works and the Fire Marshal of the City 
of Chicago, a copy of which plans and 
specifications shall at all times be kept 
on file in the office of the Commissioner 
of Public Works, and no permit shall be 
issued allowing any work to be done in 
and about the construction of said canopy 
herein authorized until such plana and 
specifications have been submitted to 



and approved by tlie Commissioner of 
Public Works and said Fire Marshal, 

Section 2. The permission and au 
thority herein granted shall cease and 
determine ten (10) years from and after 
the date of the passage of this ordi- 
nance, or at any time prior thereto in 
the discretion of the Mayor. In case of 
the termination of the privileges herein 
granted, by lapse of time or by the ex- 
ercise of the Mayor's discretion, or other- 
wise, said grantee, his heirs, executors 
or assigns, shall remove said canopy 
without cost or expense of any kind 
whatsoever to the City of Chicago, pro- 
vided that in the event of the failure, 
neglect or refusal on the part of said 
grantee, his heirs, executors or assigns, 
to remove said canopy when directed so 
to do, the City of Chicago may proceed 
to remove same and charge the expense 
thereof to said grantee, his heirs, execu- 
tors or assigns. 

Section 3. In consideration of the 
privileges herein granted and as compen- 
sation therefor, said H. Wartelsky, his 
heirs, executors or assigns, shall pay to 
the City of Chicago, as long as the privi- 
leges herein authorized are being en- 
joyed, the sum of, twenty-five dollars 
($25.00) per year, payable annually in 
advance, the first payment to be made as 
of date of the passage of this ordinance, 
and each succeeding payment annually 
thereafter, provided that if default is 
made in the payment of any of the in- 
stallments of compensation herein pro- 
vided for, the privileges herein granted 
shall immediately terminate and this or- 
dinance shall become null and void. 

Section 4. Before doing any work un- 
der and by virtue of the authority herein 
granted, said grantee shall execute a 
bond to the City of Chicago in the penal 
sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000), 
with sureties to be approved by the 
Mayor conditioned upon the faithful ob- 
servance and performance of all and sin- 
gular the conditions and provisions of 
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to indemnify, keep and save harmless the 
City of Chicago against all liabilities, 
judgments, costs, damages and expenses 
which may in any wise come against said 
City in consequence of the granting of 
this ordinance, or which may accrue 
against, be charged to or recovered from 
said City from or by reason or on ac- 
count of the passage of this ordinance, 
or from or by reason or on account of 
any act or thing done by the grantee 
herein by virtue of the authority herein 
granted. Said bond and the liability of 
the sureties thereon shall be kept in 
force throughout the life of this ordi- 
nance, and if at any time during the 
life of this ordinajice such bond shall not 
be in full force^ then the privileges herein 
granted shall thereupon cease. 

Section 5. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage upon the filing of the acceptance 
in writing of this ordinance by the said 
grantee and the filing of the bond herein 
provided for within sixty (60) days of 
the passage thereof. 

Aid. Dixon moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Streets and Alleys, South Di- 
vision, on an ordinance providing for 
the vacation of a part of Lowe avenue, 
deferred and published March 29, 1909, 
page 3577. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Dixon moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the ordinance therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordi- 
nance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — ^Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, McKenna, 
Young, McCoid, Bennett, Snow, Moyni- 
han, Jones, Egan, Fick, Scully, Hurt, 
CuUerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Beilfuss, Kunz, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Powers, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Cletten- 
berg, Hey, Britten, Hahne, Kedwanz, 



Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Sie- 
wert, Clancy, Connery, Blencoe, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, Hunt, Bihl, 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 57. 
Nays — ^Brennan — 1 . 

The following is the ordinance as 
passed: 

Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That a portion of Lowe 
avenue south of West Fortieth street, de- 
scribed as follows: Commencing at a 
point on the west line of Block eight ( 8 ) , 
in Superior Court Partition of the west 
half (W. %) of the northwest quarter 
(N. W. %) of Section four (4), Town- 
ship thirty-eight (38) North, Range four- 
teen (14), East of the Third Principal 
Meridian, at a point twenty (20) feet 
south of the north line of said Block 
eight (8) ; thence west two (2) feet 
and one ( 1 ) inch ; thence south parallel 
with the west line of Block eight (8) one 
hundred sixty-one (161) feet and eight 
(8) inches; thence east two (2) feet and 
one ( 1 ) inch, and thence north along 
the west line of said Block eight (8) to 
the point of beginning; said part of said 
street being further described as the east 
two (2) feet and one (1) inch of the 
south one hundred and sixty-one (161) 
feet and eight (8) inches of the north 
one hundred and eighty-one (181) feet 
and eight (8) inches of that part of 
Lowe avenue lying between the south 
line of West Fortieth street and the 
north line of West Forty-first street, as 
colored in red and indicated by the words 
"To be vacated" on plat hereto attached, 
which plat for greater certainty is here- 
by made a part of this ordinance, be and 
the same is hereby vacated and closed, 
inasmuch as said portion of said street 
is no longer required for public use and 
the public interests will be subserved by 
its vacation. 

Section 2. The vacation herein pro- 
vided for is made upon the express con- 
dition that the Great Western Smelting 



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and Refining Company, a corporation, 
shall within sixty (60) days of the pas- 
sage of this ordinance pay to the City 
of Chicago the sum of one hundred sixty 
and twenty-seven one-hundredths dollars 
($160.27) toward a fund for the pay- 
ment and satisfaction of any and all 
claims for damages which may arise from 
said vacation. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage, subject to the conditions of Sec- 
tion 2 hereof; provided said Great 
Western Smelting and Refinfng Company 
shall within sixty (60) days of the pas- 
sage of this ordinance file for record in 
the office of the Recorder of Deeds of 
Cook County, Illinois, a certified copy of 
this ordinance. 

In connection with the foregoing ordi- 
nance. Aid. Dixon presented the follow- 
ing communication, which was ordered 
placed on file : 

Chicago, April 2, 1909. 
Hon. Michael Mclnerney, Alderman, 

Thirtieth Ward: 

Deae Sir — ^As the agent of the former 
owner of Block eight (8) in the west 
half (W. y2) of the northwest quarter 
(N. W. %) in Section 4-38-14, bounded 
by a twenty-foot strip of the Chicago 
Junction Railway and by 41st street, 
Wallace street and Lowe avenue, I have 
to-day forwarded a request for his con- 
sent to the vacation of a strip of land 
on the east side of Lowe avenue at the 
west line of the said block and have no 
doubt that the desired consent will be 
readily granted. 

Yours very respectfully, 
(Signed) George S. Eddy. 

Aid. Dixon moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Streets and Alleys, South Di- 
vision, on an ordinance providing for 
the vacation of parts of Yates avenue, 
104th street, and alleys in Nix's Addi- 



tion to South Chicago, and in Calumet 
and Chicago Canal and Dock Company's 
Subdivision (in the blocks bounded by 
103d street, Bensley avenue, 105th street 
and Oglesby avenue), deferred and pub- 
lished March 29, 1909, page 3578. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Dixon moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the ordinance therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordi- 
nance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — ^Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, McKenna, 
Young, McCoid, Bennett, Snow, Moyni- 
han, Jones, Egan, Fick, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Beilfuss, Kunz, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Powers, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, F'oell, Cletten- 
berg. Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz, 
Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Sie- 
Avert, Clancy, Connery, Blencoe, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, Hunt, Bihl, 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 57. 

Nays — Brennan — 1 . 

The following is the ordinance as 



Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That all that part of Yates 
avenue and 104th street lying within the 
following described property, to-Avit: 
Blocks one hundred and ninety-six 
(196), one hundred and ninety-seA'en 
(197) and two hundred and five (205), 
in South Chicago, a subdivision in frac- 
tional Section twelve (F. S. 12), Town- 
ship thirty-scA^en (37) North, Range 
fourteen (14), East of the Third Prin- 
cipal Meridian, and Block four (4), in 
Charles H. Nix's Addition to South Chi- 
cago, a subdivision of the soutliAvest 
quarter (S. W. %) of fractional south- 
east quarter (F. S, E. i^) south of the 
Indian boundary line of fractional Sec- 
tional twelve (F. S. 12), ToAvnship 
thirty-seven (37) North, Range fourteen 
(14), East of the Third Principal Meri- 



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dian; also the north and south public 
alleys in Blocks one hundred and ninety- 
six (196), one hundred and ninety-seven 
(197) and two hundred and five (205), 
in South Chicago aforementioned, and in 
Block four (4) of Charles H. Nix's Ad- 
dition to South Chicago aforementioned; 
said streets being further described as all 
of Yates avenue lying between the south 
line of 103d street and the north line of 
lOoth street, and all of 104th street ly- 
ing between the west line of Bensley ave- 
nue and the east line of Oglesby avenue; 
and said alleys being further described 
as all the north and south public alleys 
lying in the blocks bounded by 103d 
street, Bensley ayenue, 105th street and 
Oglesby avenue, as colored in red and 
indicated by the words "To be vacated" 
on plat hereto attached, which for 
greater certainty is made a part of this 
ordinance, be and the same are • hereby 
vacated and closed, inasmuch as said por- 
tions of said streets and alleys are no 
longer required for public use and the 
public interests will be subserved by their 
vacation. 

Section 2. The vacation herein pro- 
vided for is made upon the express con- 
dition that the South Park Commission- 
ers shall within sixty (60) days of the 
passage of this ordinance file for record 
in the office of the Recorder of Deeds of 
Cook County, Illinois, a certified copy of 
this ordinance. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage, subject to the conditions of Sec- 
tion 2 hereof. 



Aid. Dixon moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Streets and Alleys, South Di- 
vision, on an ordinance providing for 
the vacation of part of an alley lying 
in the block bounded by Wallace street, 
59th street, Lowe avenue and the right- 
of-way of the Pennsylvania Railroad 
Company (Block 4 in Temple's Subdi- 



vision, northwest quarter of Section 16- 
38-14), deferred and published March 29, 
1909, page 3579. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Dixon moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the ordinance therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordi- 
nance was passed by yeas and nays as 
f olloM^s : 

Teas — ^Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, McKenna, 
Young, McQoid, Bennett, Snow, Moyni- 
han, Jones, . Egan, Pick, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Beilfuss, Kunz, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Powers, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Cletten- 
berg. Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz, 
Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Sie- 
wert, Clancy, Connery, Blencoe, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, Hunt, Bihl, 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 57. 

Nays — ^Brennan — 1. 

The following is the ordinance as 



AN ORDINANCE 

For the vacation of that portion of north 
and south alley in Block 4 in Temple's 
Subdivision of the east half of the 
southwest quarter of the northwest 
quarter of Section sixteen (16), Town- 
ship thirty-eight (38) North, Range 
fourteen (14) East of the Third (3d) 
Principal Meridian, Chicago, Cook 
County, Illinois_, as is south of the 
right-of-way of the Pennsylvania Rail- 
road Company in said Block four (4). 
Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That so much of the alley 
running north and south through the 
southern portion of Block 4 in Temple's 
subdivision of the east half of the south- 
west quarter of the northwest quarter 
of Section sixteen (16), Township 
thirty-eight (38) north. Range fourteen 
(14) East of the Third (3d) Principal 
Meridian, Cook County, Illinois; plat of 
which subdivision was recorded in the 



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Eecorder's Office of Cook County, Illi- 
nois, on the 22d day of August, 1872, in 
Book 1 of Plats, page 98, as Document 
No. 51256, as is .bounded on the east by 
a line drawn 16 feet east of and parallel 
with the east line of Lots 25 to 34, both 
inclusive and south half of Lot 35, and 
on the north by the south line in said 
Block 4 of the right-of-way of the Penn- 
sylvania Railroad Company, and on the 
west by a line drawn 16 feet west of 
and parallel with the west line of Lots 
14 to 24 both inclusive and the south 
half of Lot 13 in said Block 4, and on 
the south by north line of 59th street, 
(said southern portion of said Block 4 
being bounded by Wallace street on the 
east, 59th street on the south, Lowe 
avenue on the west and the south line 
of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company 
on the north) and marked upon the 
Plat hereto attached and made a part 
hereof, "to be vacated" and colored red, 
be and the same is hereby vacated and 
closed, inasmuch as the same has never 
been used by the public or by the City 
of Chicago, and as the City of Chicago 
has never shown an acceptance of such 
alley by any act of Municipal Control. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after the 
filing of a copy hereof, in the office of 
the Recorder of Deeds of Cook County, 
Illinois, by the South Side Lumber Com- 
pany, provided that such filing shall be 
done within thirty days after the pas- 
sage of tnis ordinance; otherwise, this 
ordinance to be void. 

Aid. Egan moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Streets and Alleys, West Di- 
vision, on an ordinance granting per- 
mission and authority to the Chicago 
Butchers' Packing Company to construct, 
maintain and use a canopy projecting 
over sidewalk from building situated at 

INos. 44-46-48 North Peoria street, de- 
ferred and published March 29, 1909, 
page 3580. 



Aid. Egan moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the ordinance therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordi- 
nance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, McKenna, 
Young, McQoid, Bennett, Snow, Moyni- 
han, Jones, Egan, Fick, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Beilfuss, Kunz, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Powers, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Cletten- 
berg. Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz, 
Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Sie- 
wert, Clancy, Connery, Blencoe, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, Hunt, Bihl, 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 57. 

I^ays — Brennan — 1 . 

The following is the ordinance as 

passed : 

Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and au- 
thority be and the same are hereby 
given and granted to the Chicago Butch- 
ers' Packing Company, a corporation, its 
successors and assigns, to construct, 
maintain and use a canopy over the side- 
walk from the building situated at 
numbers 44-46-48 North Peoria street in 
the City of Chicago, which canopy shall 
be constructed of incombustible material. 
The lowest portion of said canopy shall 
be not less than twelve feet above the 
surface of the sidewalk over which said 
canopy projects and said canopy shall 
not extend more than fourteen feet be- 
yond the face of said building and shall 
not exceed eighty-four and one-half feet 
in length. The location, construction 
and maintenance of said canopy shall be 
under the direction and supervision of 
the Commissioner of Public Works and 
the Fire Marshal of the City of Chicago, 
and the location and construction of 
same shall be in accordance with plans 
and specifications which shall first be ap- 
proved by the Commissioner of Public 
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of Chicago, a copy of which plans and 
specifications shall at all times be kept 
on file in the office of the Commissioner 
of Public Works; and no permit shall 
be issued allowing any work to be done 
in and about the construction of said 
canopy herein authorized until such 
plans and specifications have first been 
submitted to and approved by the Com- 
missioner of Public Works, and the said 
Fire Marshal. 

Section 2. The permission and au- 
thority herein granted shall cease and 
determine ten (10) years from and after 
the date of the passage of this ordinance 
or at any time prior thereto in the dis- 
cretion of the Mayor. In case of the 
termination of the priveleges herein 
granted by lapse of time, or by the exer- 
cise of the Mayor's discretion as afore- 
said, said grantee shall remove said 
canopy without cost or expense of any 
kind whatsoever to the City of Chicago. 
Provided, that in the event of a failure, 
neglect or refusal on the part of the said 
grantee, its successors or assigns, to re- 
move said canopy when directed so to 
do, the City of Chicago may proceed to 
remove same and charge the expense 
thereof to the said grantee, its succes- 
sors and assigns. 

Section 3. In consideration of the 
privileges hereby granted and as com- 
pensation therefor, said Chicago Butch- 
ers' Packing Company, its successors and 
assigns, shall pay to the City of Chi- 
cago, so long as the privileges herein 
authorized are being enjoyed, the sum 
of Twenty -five ($25.00) Dollars per 
year, payaole annually in advance; the 
first payment to be made as of the date 
of the passage of this ordinance, and 
each succeeding payment annually there- 
after. 

Section 4. No work shall be done 
under the authority of this ordinance 
until a permit shall have first been 
issued by the Commissioner of Public 
Works authorizing such work to pro- 
ceed; and no permit shall issue until the 



first annual payment herein provided for 
has been made at the office of the City 
Collector of the City of Chicago, and a 
bond has been executed by the said 
grantee in the penal sum of Ten Thou- 
sand ($10,000.00) Dollars, with sureties 
to be approved by the Mayor, condi- 
tioned to indemnify, save and keep 
harmless the City of Chicago from any 
and all damages, cost, expense or liabil- 
ity of any kind whatsoever which may 
be suffered by it, said City of Chicago, 
or which it may be put to, or which 
may accrue against be charged to, or 
recovered from said city from, by reason 
of, or^on account of the permission and 
authority herein granted, or the exercise 
by the grantee herein, its successors or 
assigns, of the permission and authority 
herein given; and conditioned further for 
the faithful observance and performance 
of all and singular the conditions and 
provisions of this ordinance. Said bond 
and the liability of the sureties thereon 
shall be kept in force throughout the 
life of this ordinance, and if at any time 
during the life of this ordinance such 
bond shall not be kept in full force then 
the privileges herein granted shall there- 
upon cease. 

Section 5. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage; provided that the said grantee 
files a written acceptance of this ordi- 
nance together with the bond herein- 
above provided for within sixty (60) 
days. 

Aid. Egan moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Streets and Alleys, West Di- 
vision, on an ordinance providing for the 
vacation of parts of alleys lying, in the 
block bounded by 25th street, 26th street, 
Harding avenue and South Fortieth ave- 
nue (Block 12 in S. J. 'Glover's Addition 
to Chicago), deferred and published 
March 29, 1909, page 3581. 

The motion prevailed. 



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Aid. Egan moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the ordinance therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordi- 
nance w^as passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, Richer t, MeKenna, 
Young, McCoid, Bennett, Snow, Moyni- 
han, Jones, Egan, Fick, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, Lucas, Beilfuss, Kunz, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Powers, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, F'oell, Cletten- 
berg, Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz, 
Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Sie- 
wert, Clancy. Connery, Blencoe, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, Hunt, Bihl, 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 57. 

Ways — Brennan — 1. . 

The following is the ordinance as 



Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That all of the sixteen 
foot east and west public alley north of 
and adjoining the north line of lots six- 
teen and seventeen and also all of that 
part of the sixteen foot north and south 
public alley west of and adjoining the 
west line of lot fifteen and east of and 
adjoining the east line of Lot eigh- 
teen, excepting the north sixteen 
feet of said Lots 15 and 18, all in 
the subdivision of Block 12 in S. J. 
Glover's Addition to Chicago, being a 
subdivision of that part of the west 
one -half of the northwest one -quarter of 
Section 26, Township 39 north. Range 
13 east of the Third Principal Meridian, 
lying south of the Chicago, Burlington & 
Quincy Railroad, said alley and part of 
alley being further described as all of 
the east and west public alley and also 
the south sixteen feet of the north and 
south public alley, all in the block 
bounded by West 25th street, West 26th 
street. South Harding avenue and South 
40th avenue, as colored in red and in- 
dicated by the words "to be vacated" 



upon the plat hereto attached, which plat 
for greater certainty is hereby made a 
part of this ordinance, be and the same 
is hereby vacated and closed. 

Section 2. The vacation herein pro- 
vided for is made upon the express con- 
dition that within sixty days after the 
passage of this ordinance Mary Kuthan 
shall dedicate to the public and open up 
for public use as an alley the north six- 
teen feet of Lots 15 and 18 in aforemen- 
tioned subdivision of Block 12 in S. J. 
Glover's Addition to Chicago, etc., and 
indicated by the words "to be dedicated" 
upon the aforementioned plat; and 
further shall pay to the City of Chicago 
the sum of seventy-six and seventy-three 
one-hundredths dollars ($76.73) toward 
a fund for the payment of any and all 
claims for damages which may arise 
from the vacation of said alleys; and 
further shall deposit w^ith the City of 
Chicago a sum sufficient in the judgment 
of the Commissioner of Public Works to 
defray all cost of constructing sidewalk 
and curb across alleys herein vacated, 
and paving and curbing return into 
alleys herein dedicated, similar to the 
sidewalk, curbing and paving in the ad- 
joining streets in the same block. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force subject to the 
provisions of Section 2 hereof provided 
that within sixty days after the passage 
of the same Mary Kuthan shall file in 
the office of the Recorder of Deeds of 
Cook County, Illinois, a certified copy 
of this ordinance together with a plat 
properly executed and acknowledged 
showing the vacation and dedication 
herein provided for. 

Aid. Egan moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Streets and Alleys, West Di- 
vision, on an ordinance providing for 
the vacation of part of an alley lying 
in the block bounded by Seward street, 
16th street. Canal street and Canalport 
avenue (J. F. Irwin's Subdivision of 



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Lot 1, in Block 44, Canal Trustees' Sub- 
division of the west half of Section 21- 
39-14), deferred and published March 
29, 1909, page 3582. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Bgan moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the ordinamoe therewith. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordi- 
nance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Cbughlin, Harding, Dix- 
on, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, McKenna, 
Young, McQoid, Bennett, Snow, Moyni- 
han, Jones, Egan, Fick, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton, 
Evans, Lawley, LuKjas, Beilfuss, Kunz, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Conlon, Powers, 
Stewart, Finn, Taylor, Foell, Cletten- 
berg, Hey, Britten, Hahne, Redwanz, 
Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Reinberg, Sie- 
wert, Clancy, Connery, Blencoe, Golom- 
biewski, Mclnerney, Burns, Hunt, Bihl, 
Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 57. 

Nays — Brennan — 1 . 

The following is the ordinance as 



Be it ordained by the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That all that part of the 
north and south ten (10) foot public 
alley lying west of and adjoining Lots 
One (1) to Five (5), inclusive and the 
north fifteen (15) feet, more or less, of 
Lot six (6) and lying east of and ad- 
joining Lot twenty-nine (29) all in J. F. 
Irwin's Subdivision of Lot One (1), 
Block forty-four (44), Canal Trustees 
Subdivision of the west half (west V2) 
of Section Twenty-one (21), Township 
Thirty-nine (39) north, Range fourteen 
(14) East of the Third Principal Meri- 
dian, and so much of the Southeast 
Quarter (S. E. i/4 ) as lies west of the 
south branch of the Chicago river, and 
being further described as the north 
One Hundred and Twenty-five (125) 
feet, more or less, of the ten (10) foot 
north and south public alley in the block 
bounded by Seward street, West Six- 



teenth street. South Canal street and 
Canalport avenue, as shown in red and 
indicated by the words "to be vacated" 
upon the plat hereto attached, which 
for greater certainty is hereby made a 
part of this ordinance, be and the same 
is hereby vacated and closed. 

Section 2. The vacation herein pro- 
vided for is made upon the express con- 
dition that the Peter Schoenhofen Brew- 
ing Company shall within thirty (30) 
days after the passage of this ordinance 
pay to the City of Chicago the sum of 
Eleven Hundred and Seventy-five Dol- 
lars ($1,175.00) toward a fund for the 
payment and satisfaction of any and all 
claims for damages which may arise out 
of the vacation of said alley, and further 
that said Peter .Schoenhofen Brewing 
Company shall deposit with the City of 
Chicago a sum sufficient in the judgment 
of the Commissioner of Public Works to 
defray all costs of constructing sidewalk 
and curb across entrance to the alley 
herein vacated similar to the sidewalk 
and curb in West Sixteenth street be- 
tween Seward street and South Canal 
street. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in 
force and effect from and after its pas- 
sage, subject, however, to the conditions 
of Section 2 hereof, provided that said 
Peter Schoenhofen Brewing Company 
shall within sixty (60) days after the 
pasage of this ordinance file in the office 
of the Recorder of Deeds of Qook 
County, Illinois, a certified copy of this 
ordinance. 

The City Clerk thereupon administered 
the oath of office to Francis D. Connery, 
City Clerk-elect. 

The Clerk presented the official bond of 
Francis D. Connery as City Clerk of the 
City of Chicago, in the penal sum of 
five thousand dollars ($5,000.00), with 
the United Surety Company as surety. 

Aid. Snow moved to approve the said 
bond. 



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The motion prevailed, and the bond 
was approved by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas — Kenna, Coughlin, Harding, Dix 
on, Foreman, Pringle, Richert, McKenna 
Young, McCoid, Bennett, Snow, Moyni 
han, Jones, Egan, Fick, Scully, Hurt, 
Cullerton, Novak, Zimmer, Fulton 
Fvans, Lawley, Lucas, Beilfuss, Kunz, 
Koraleski, Sitts, Dever, Brennan, Con 
Ion, Powers, Stewart, Finn, Taylor, 
Foell, Clettenberg, Hey, Britten, Hahne 
Redwanz, Dunn, Thomson, Lipps, Rein 
berg, Siewert,. Clancy, Blencoe, Burns 
Hunt, Bihl, Nolan, Race, Forsberg — 55 

Na/ys — None. 

Francis D. Connery, City Clerk, ad- 
ministered the oath of office to the fol- 
lowing Aldermen-elect : 

Michael Kenna^ First Ward. 

George F. Harding, Jr., Second Ward. 

Milton J. Foreman, Third Ward. 

James M. Dailey, Fourth Ward. 

John J. Sheahan, Fifth Ward. 

Theodore K. Long, Sixth Ward. 

Charles E. Merriam, Seventh Ward. 

John R. Emerson, Eighth Ward. 

Dennis J. Egan, Ninth Ward. 

Thomas F. Scully, Tenth Ward. 

Edward F. Cullerton, Eleventh Ward. 

Anton J. Cermak, Twelfth Ward. 

Michael Zimmer, Twelfth Ward. 

Arthur W. Fulton, Thirteenth Ward. 

James H. Lawley, Fourteenth Ward. 

Henry Utpatel, Fifteenth Ward. 

Stanley H. Kunz, Sixteenth Ward. 

Lewis D. Sitts, Seventeenth Ward. 

John J. Brennan, Eighteenth Ward. 

John Powers, Nineteenth Ward. 

John P. Stewart, Twentieth Ward. 

Francis W. Taylor, Twenty-first Ward. 

Herman J. Bauler, Twenty-second 
Ward. 

Jacob A. Hey, Twenty-third Ward. 

August Krumholz, Twenty-fourth 
Ward. 

Winfield P. Dunn, Twenty-fifth Ward. 

William F. Lipps, Twenty-sixth Ward. 

Joseph F. Capp, Twenty-seventh Ward. 



Harry E. Littler, Twenty-eighth Ward. 

Mathias A. Mueller, Twenty-ninth 
Ward. 

James A. Kearns, Thirty-first Ward. 

Charles E. Reading, Thirty-third 
Ward. 

William F. Ryan, Thirty-fourth Ward. 

John S. Clark, Thirty-fifth Ward. 

ROLL CALF^-NEW COUXCH.. 

The Clerk, at the direction of the 
Chair, called the roll of the new Coun- 
cil, and there were 

Present — His Honor, the Mayor, and 
Aid. Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Harding, 
Pringle, Foreman, Richert, Dailey, Mc- 
Kenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Long, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Fick, Egan, 
Hurt, Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, 
Zimmer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, 
Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, 
Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Brennan, Powers, 
Finn, Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Cletten- 
berg, Bauler, Britten, Hey, Redwanz, 
Krumholz, Thomson, Dunn, Reinberg, 
Lipps, Clancy, Capp, Blencoe, Littler, 
Grolombiewski, Mueller, Burns, Kearns, 
Bihl, Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg 
and Clark. 

Absent — Aid. Bowler, Mclnerney, Rob- 
erts and Fisher. 

ELECTION OF SERGEANT-AT-ARMS. 

Aid. Snow presented a resolution as 
follows : 

Resolved, That William H. Brown be 
and he is hereby elected Sergeant-at- 
Arms by the City Council for the year 
1909-1910. 

Aid. Snow moved that the said reso- 
lution be adopted and that the Clerk be 
instructed to cast one ballot as the 
unanimous vote of the Council for Wm. 
H. Brown as Sergeant-at-Arms for the 
year 1909-1910. 

The motion prevailed. 

The Clerk thereupon cast a ballot as 
directed, and Wm. H. Brown was de- 
clared duly elected Sergeant-at-Arms for 
the vear 1909-1910. 



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ELECTION OF STANDING COMMITTEES. | 

Aid. Snow presented a list pi proposed 
members of standing committees for the 
year 1909-1910, which was read by the 
Clerk. 

Aid. Snow moved that the said list be 
adopted as the list of standing commit- 
tees for the year 1909-1910, that each 
committee be composed of the members 
therein specified, and that the first-named 
Alderman under each committee act as 
the chairman of the said committee. 

Aid. Koraleski addressed the Council 
on a question of personal privilege. 

The question being put on the motion 
of Aid. SnoW;, the' motion prevailed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Hard- 
ing, Pringle, Foreman, Richert, Dailey, 
McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Long, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Tick, Egan, 
Hurt, Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, 
Zimmer, Evans, Fulton^ Lucas, Lawley, 
Beilfuss, Utpatel, Dever, Sitts, Finn, 
Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Clettenberg, 
Bauler, Britten, Hey, Redwanz, Krum- 
holz, Thomson, Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, 
Clancy, Capp, Blencoe, Littler, iGblom- 
biewski, Mueller, Burns, Kearns, Bihl, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—60. 

Nays — Koraleski, Kunz, Conlon, Bren- 
nan— 4. 

The following is the said list as 
adopted : 

STANDING COMMITTEES, 1909-10. 

FINANCE. 

Snow, Foreman, Scully, Zimmer, Beil- 
fuss, Sits, Finn, Foell, Reinberg, Bihl, 
Richert, Dever, Dixon, Burns, Cletten- 
berg. 

LOCAL TRANSPORTATION. 

Foreman, Zimmer, Dever, Stewart, 
Finn, Foell, Egan, Dunn, Reinberg, Bihl, 
Fulton, Roberts, Richert. 

JUDICIARY. 

Dever, Pringle, McCoid, Hurt, Hard- 



ing, Powers, Lipps, Mclnerney, Cermak, 
Utpatel, Clark, Thomson. 

LICENSE. 

Dunn, Cermak, Pringle, Novak, Bow- 
ler, Long, Merriam, Ryan, Fisher, Stew- 
art, Nolan, Krumholz, Dailey. 

schools. 
Richert, Harding, Cullerton, Lawley, 
McKenna, Dunn, Lipps, Kearns, Golom- 
biewski, Cermak, Clark, Redwanz, Evans. 

GAS, OIL AND ELECTRIC LIGHT. 

Pringle, Finn, Beilfuss, Sitts, Stewart, 
Reinberg, Burns, Lawley, Scully, Long, 
Hey, Reading, Dailey. 

LOCAL industries. 

Zimmer, Fisher, Harding, McCoid, 
Richert, Lipps, Taylor, Sitts, Fulton, 
Stewart, Dever, Finn, Reinberg, Culler- 
ton, Sbeahan. 

streets and alleys, north division. 
Reinberg, Taylor, Clettenberg, Brit- 
ten, Redwanz, Thomson, 

streets and alleys, south division. 

Harding, Coughlin, Pringle, Dailey, 

McKenna, McCoid, Merriam, Jones, 

Golombievvski, Burns, Kearns, Fisher, 
Reading. 

streets and alleys, west division. 

Egan, Lucas, Novak, Cermak, Evans, 
Hurt, Beilfuss, Koraleski, Dever, Con- 
lon, Bowler, Stewart, Clancy, Blencoe, 
Nolan, Forsberg. ' 

BUILDING department. 

Jones, Richert, Merriam, McCoid, 
Krumholz, Kunz, Taylor, Britten, Thom- 
son, Lipps, Lucas, Fisher, Powers. 

STATE LEGISLATION. 

Koraleski, Dixon, Coughlin, Foreman, 
McKenna, Littler, Conlon, Powers, Clet- 
tenberg, Mclnerney, Cermak, Mueller, 
Kearns. 

harbors, wharves • AND BRIDGES. 

Foell, Zimmer, Kenna, Britten, Ryan, 
Sitts, Brennan, Fick, Foreman, Merriam, 
Snow, Jones, Hey. 



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SPECIAL ASSESSMENT AND GENERAL 
TAXATION. 

Blencoe, Hurt, McKenna, Egan, Shea- 
han, Capp, Conlon, Bowler, Bauler, Red- 
wanz, Mueller, Burns, Fisher. 
health department. 

Lawley, Foreman, Fick, Novak, Evans, 
Koraleski, Conlon, Taylor, Hey, Clancy, 
Utpatel, Emerson, Sheahan. 

FIRE department. 

Thomson, Coughlin, McKenna, Lucas, 
Kunz, Brennan, Clettenberg, Redwanz, 
Krumholz, Forsberg, Emerson, Roberts, 
Mueller. 

police department and bridewell. 

Nolan, Hey, Evans, Capp, Koraleski, 
Ryan, Fick, Clancy, Mclnerney, Long, 
Golombiewski, Littler, Emerson. 

WATER department. 

Forsberg, Powers, Jones, Novak, Bren- 
nan, Kearns, Redwanz, Mclnerney, Bihl, 
Dixon, Littler, Ryan, Bauler. 
civil service. 

B]?iTTEN, Kenna, Egan, Cullerton, Ful- 
ton, Lucas, Kunz, Merriam, Reading, 
Bauler, Emerson, Clark, Sheahan. 

ELECTIONS. 

Krumholz, Coughlin, Scully, Fick, 
Cullerton, Lawley, Clancy, Mueller, Blen- 
coe, Reading, Dunn, Dailey, Capp. 

RULES. 

Cuui^RTON, Dixon, Kenna, Scully, 
Bowler, Clark, Littler, Foell, Utpatel, 
Thomson, Ryan, Roberts, Long. 

STREET NOMENCLATURE. 

Hey, Coughlin, Nolan, Fulton, Lawley, 
Koraleski, Powers, Brennan, Redwanz, 
Capp, Burns, Bauler, Bihl. 

CITY HALL AND PUBLIC BUILDINGS. 

Taylor, Dever, Kenna, Harding, Jones, 
Scully, Finn, Clettenberg, Golombiewski, 
Roberts, Nolan, Fisher, Britten. 

PRINTING. 

Lucas, Kenna, Novak, Long, Kunz, 
Conlon, Bowler, Dunn, Clancy, Bauler, 
Mclnerney, Sheahan, Hurt. 



ADOPTION OF RULES AND ORDER 
OF BUSINESS. 

Aid. Snow presented the following 
resolution, which was, on motion of Aid. 
Snow, duly adopted: 

Resolved, That the rules of the last 
Council be and the same are hereby 
adopted as the rules of this Council. 

The following are the said rules as 
adopted : 

Meetings of the City Council. 

Rule 1. Regular meetings of the City 
Council shall be held every Monday 
evening at 7:30 o'clock, unless otherwise 
ordered at a regular meeting. Special 
meetings may be held at any time, on 
call of the Mayor, or any three or more 
Aldermen; such call shall be in writing, 
duly signed, and shall be presented to 
the Clerk, who shall proceed immediately 
to prepare notices of the same, and shall 
cause them to be served on the members 
of the Council, in the usual manner; 
such notices shall describe, in brief, the 
nature or objects of the call. 

At every special meeting the call for 
the same shall be read and afterward 
filed by the Clerk ; and no business, other 
than that proposed by the call, shall be 
in order at such meeting. 

Order of Business. 
Rule 2. At the hour appointed for 
the meeting, the Clerk (or some one ap- 
pointed to fill his place) shall proceed 
to call the roll of members, mark the ab- 
sentees, and announce whether a quorum 
(i. e., a majority of all the members 
elected) be present. Upon the appear- 
ance of a quorum, the Council shall be 
called to order, the presiding officer tak- 
ing the chair, if present, and the Coun- 
cil appointing a temporary Chairman, 
if he should be absent. If a quorum do 
not appear, the Council shall not thereby 
stand adjourned unless by a vote of the 
members present. WTien a quorum is 
present the Council shall proceed to the 



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business before it, which shall be con- 
ducted in the following order: 

1. The reading of the minutes of the 
proceedings of the, last meeting or meet- 
ings, amendment and approval of the 
same, unless dispensed with by the Coun- 
cil. 

2. Reports of city officers. 

3. Presentation of petitions, communi- 
cations, resolutions and ordinances. 

4. Unfinished business of preceding 
meetings. 

5. Reports of standing committees. 

6. Reports of select committees. 

7. Miscellaneous business. 

Rule 3. All questions relating to the 
priority of business shall be decided by 
the Chair^ without debate^, subject to 
appeal. 

Duties and Privileges of President. 

Rule 4. The presiding officer shall 
preserve order and decorum, and may 
speak to points of order in preference 
to other members, rising from his seat 
for that purpose, and shall decide all 
questions of order, subject to an appeal 
to the City Council, on which appeal no 
member shall speak more than once 
without the unanimous consent of the 
Council. 

Rule 5. While the presiding officer 
is putting the question, no member shall 
walk across or out of the Council room. 

Rule 6. Every member, previous to 
his speaking, making a motion or second- 
ing the same, shall rise from his seat 
and address himself to the presiding of- 
ficer, and say, "Mr. President," but shall 
not proceed with his remarks until recog- 
nized and named by the Chair. 

Rule 7. When two or more members 
rise at once, the presiding officer shall 
name the member who is first to speak. 

Rule 8. During the session of the 
Council, only city officers, ex-aldermen 
and persons connected with the press 
shall be admitted within the bar of the 



City Council Chamber, unless upon in- 
vitation of the Chairman. Lobbying 
shall not be permitted. 

Rule 9. In case of any disturbance 
or disorderly conduct, "the presiding of- 
ficer shall have the power to require 
the Chamber to be cleared if necessary. 

Rule 10. Smoking shall be strictly 
prohibited in the Council Chamber dur- 
ing the session of tbe Council. 

Duties and Privileges of Members. 

Rule 11. When a member wishes to 
present a communication, petition, order, 
resolution or other original matter, he 
shall rise in his place and briefly state 
its nature before presenting the same; 
and the Chairman shall call each ward 
for the third order of business, begin- 
ning one meeting at the First W^ard, and 
the next meeting at the Thirty-fifth 
Ward, and so on alternately during the 
term of tbe Council. 

Rule 12. No member, without leave 
of the Council, shall speak more than 
once upon the same subject, until every 
member desirous of speaking shall have 
spoken; and no member shall speak 
longer than five minutes at any one time, 
except by consent of the Council. 

Rule 13. A member called to order 
by the Chair shall immediately sit down, 
unless permitted to explain. If there 
be no appeal, the decision of the Chair 
shall be conclusive; but if the member 
appeal from the decision of the Chair; 
the Council shall decide on the case. 

Rule 14. While a member is speak- 
ing, no member shall hold any private 
discourse, nor pass between the speaker 
and the Chair. 

Rule 15. Every member who shall 
be present when a question is stated from 
the Chair shall vote thereon, unless ex- 
cused by the Council, or unless he is 
directly interested in the question, in 
which ease he shall not vote. 

Rule 16. No member shall be al- 
lowed to leave the Council while in ses- 



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sion, unless excused by the presiding of- 
ficer; and for attempting to do so, or 
for persistent violation of any other 
rule or order, may be restrained, or oth- 
erwise dealt with as the President of 
the Council may direct. 

Motions and Resolutions. 

Rule 17. Any matter before the Coun- 
cil may be set down as a special order of 
business at a time certain, if two-thirds 
of the Aldermen present vote in the affir- 
mative, but not otherwise. 

Rule 18. No motion shall be put or 
debated unless it be seconded. When 
a motion is seconded, it shall be stated 
by the presiding officer before debate, and 
every such motion shall be reduced to 
writing, if required by a member, and 
the proposer of the motion shall be en- 
titled to the floor. 

Rule 19. After a motion or resolu- 
tion is stated by the presiding officer, 
it shall be deemed to be in possession of 
the Council, but may be withdraAvn at 
any time before decision or amendment, 
by consent of the Council. 

Rule 20. If the question under con- 
sideration contains several distinct 
propositions, any member may have the 
same divided when the sense admits of it. 
Rule 21. In all cases where a resolu- 
tion or motion is entered on the minutes 
of the Council, the name of the member 
moving the same shall be entered also. 

Taking and Entering Vote. 

Rule 22. If any member require it, 
the yeas and nays upon any question 
shall be taken and entered on the min- 
utes; but the yeas and nays shall not 
be taken unless called for previous to 
any vote on the question. 

Rule 23, The result of all votes by 
yeas and nays shall not be announced 
by the Clerk, but shall be handed by him 
to the Chairman for announcement, and 
no vote shall be changed after the tally 
list has passed from the hands of the 
Clerk. 



Precedence of Questions. 

Rule 24, When a blank is to Ik; filhsd, 
and different sums or times proposed, 
the question shall be taken first on the 
lesser sum or the longest time. 

Rule 25, When the question is under 
debate, the only motion in order shall 
be: 1, to adjourn to a day certain; 2, 
to adjourn; 3, to lay on the table; 4, 
the previous question; 5, to refer; 6, to 
amend; 7, to substitute; 8, to postpone 
indefinitely or to a day certain, Nos. 2, 
3 and 4 to be decided without debate. 

Adjournment. 

Rule 26. A motion to adjourn the 
Council shall always be in order, except: 
1, when a member is in possession of the 
floor; 2, while the yeas and nays are be- 
ing called ; 3, when the members are vot- 
ing; 4, When adjournment was the last 
preceding motion; and 5, when it has 
been decided that the previous question 
shall be taken. 

Rule 27. A motion simply to adjourn 
cannot be amended, but a motion to ad- 
journ to a »time named may be and is 
open to debate. 

Rule 28. The Council, between the 
second Monday in July and the second 
Monday in September, may adjourn over 
one or more regular meetings, on a vote 
of a majority of all the Aldermen author- 
ized by law to be elected. 

Previous Question. 

Rule 29. When the previous question 
is moved and seconded it shall be put in 
this form: "Shall the main question 
now be put;" If this is carried, all fur- 
ther amendments and all further mo- 
tions and debates shall be excluded, and 
the question put without delay, upon the 
pending amendments in proper order, 
and then upon the main question. 

To Lay on the Table. 
Rule 30. A motion to simply lay a 
question on the table is not debatable; 
but a motion to lav on the table and 



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publish, or any otlier condition, is sub- 
ject to amendment and debate. 

A motion to take a subject matter 
from the table may be proposed at the 
same meeting, provided two-thirds of 
the Aldermen present vote therefor. 

Rule 31. A motion to lay any par- 
ticular proposition on the table shall 
apply to that proposition only. 

Indefinite Postponement. 
Rule 32. When a motion is postponed 
indefinitely, it shall not be again taken 
up at the same meeting. 
To Refer. 
Rule 33, A motion to refer to a 
standing committee shall take precedence 
of a similar motion for a special com- 
mittee. 

To Amend. 

Rule 34. A motion to amend an 
amendment shall be in order, but one 
to amend an amendment to an amend- 
ment shall not be entertained. 

Rule 35. An amendment modifying 
the intention of a motion shall be in 
order; but an amendment relating to a 
different subject shall not be in order. 

Rule 36. On an amendment to "strike 
out and insert," the paragraph to be 
amended shall first be read as it stands, 
then the words proposed to be stricken 
out, and those to be inserted, and, finally, 
the paragraph as it will stand if so 
amended shall be read. 

To Substitute. 
Rule 37. A substitute for any 
original proposition in debate may be 
entertained when further amendment is 
not admissible; and if accepted by the 
mover of such original proposition, or 
by the Council by vote, it shall entirely 
supersede such original proposition, and 
cut off all amendments appertaining 
thereto. 

Reconsidera tion. 
Rule 38. A vote or question may 
be reconsidered at any time during the 



same meeting, or at the first regular 
meeting held thereafter, A motion for 
reconsideration being once made, and 
decided in the negative, shall not be re- 
newed, nor shall a vote to reconsider be 
reconsidered. 

Rule 39. A motion to reconsider must 
be made and seconded by members who 
voted in the majority, unless otherwise 
provided in the charter; provided, 
hoAvever, that where a motion is lost by 
reason of not receiving a two-thirds vote 
required for its passage, a motion to re- 
consider may be made and seconded by 
those voting in the minority. 

Precedence of Business. 

Rule 40. The City Council shall at 
all regular meetings resume business at 
the same order on which it was engaged 
immediately preceding the last adjourn- 
ment, with the exception of orders Nos. 1, 
2, 3 and 4 of Rule 2, which shall be 
called and disposed of before resuming 
business as herein provided. 

Standing Committees. 

Rule 41, The following shall be the 
standing committees of the City Council : 

1. On Finance, 

2. On Local Transportation. 

3. On Judiciary. 

4. On License. 

5. On Schools, 

6. On Gas, Oil and Electric Light. 

7. On Streets and Alleys, South Di- 

vision. 

8. On Streets and Alleys, West Di- 

vision. 

9. On Streets and Alleys, North Di- 

vision. 

10. On Building Department. 

11. On State Legislation. 

12. On Harbors, Wharves and Bridges. 

13. On Special Assessments and Gen- 

eral Taxation. 

14. On Health Dep?irtme'nt. 

15. On Fire Department. 



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16. On Police Department and Bride- 

well. 

17. On Water Department. 

18. On Civil Service. 

19. On Elections. 

20. On Rules. 

21. On Street Nomenclature. 

22. On City Hall and Public Build- 

ings. 

23. On Printing. 

24. On Local Industries. 

Rule 42. The standing committees of 
the City Council shall consist of thirteen 
members each, except the Committee on 
Finance which shall consist of fifteen 
members-, the Committee on Local Indus- 
tries , toMcli shall consist of fifteen mem- 
hers, seven to he selected from the West 
Side Wards, five from the South Side 
Wards and three from the North Side 
Wo/rds, and the several committees on 
Streets arid Alleys, which shall be com- 
posed each of as many Aldermen as there 
are wards in the division represented. 

Select Committees. 

Rule 43. On the acceptance of a final 
report from a select committee, the 
said committee shall be discharged with- 
out a vote unless otherwise ordered. 
Jurisdiction of Committees. 

Rule 44. All matters relating exclu- 
sively to the streets and alleys in any 
division of the city shall be referred to 
the committee of that division; provided, 
that all a implications for switch tracks 
and for street or alley vacations for in- 
dustrial purposes shall he referred to the 
Committee on Local Industries. 

Rule 45. Unless in cases of emer- 
gency, committee meetings shall be called 
at least twenty-four hours prior to the 
time of meeting, and each member shall 
attend promptly at the hour stated in 
the notice, or, if unable to do so, shall 
notify in writing the chairman of the 
committee to that effect; and three con- 
secutive violations of this Rule shall 



subject the offender to removal from the 
committee by the President of the Coun- 
cil. 

Rule 46. All ordinances, petitions, 
resolutions, orders and communications 
to the Council shall, unless by unanimous 
consent, be referred to appropriate com- 
mittees, to be decided by the Chair, and 
only acted upon by the Council at a 
subsequent meeting, on the report of the 
committee having the same in charge. 

Rule 47. When two or more commit- 
tees are called, the Council shall decide 
to which committee the subject matter 
shall go. 

Reports of Committees. 

Rule 48. Standing and select com- 
mittees, to whom references are made, 
shall in all cases report in writing at 
least once in each month (unless further 
time is granted by a vote of the Council) 
the state of facts with their opinion 
thereon. Minority reports may be re- 
ceived at the same time with majority 
reports. 

Rule 49. All reports of committees 
shall be addressed "To the Mayor and Al- 
dermen of the City of Chicago in City 
Council Assembled." They shall briefly 
describe the matter referred, ^nd the 
conclusion to which the committee has 
arrived; which conclusion shall be 
summed up in the form of an ordinance, 
order, resolution, recommendation, or 
some other distinct proposition; and 
such reports may be presented to the 
Council by the chairman of the commit- 
tees during the call of wards, when the 
ward they represent is reached. 
General Provision. 

Rule 50. All ordinances for the vaca- 
tion of streets, alleys or other public 
property in the City of Chicago shall 
contain, in addition to the legal descrip- 
tion of the property sought to be vacated 
by such ordinances, the popular descrip- 
tion of the property, giving in the case 
of a lot the street number, in the case 
of an alley the names of the streets 



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surrounding the block or blocks in wMcli 
such alley is located and in the case of 
a street the names of the two nearest 
intersecting cross streets. 

All vacation ordinances shall upon 
presentation be published in the Proceed- 
ings of the Council and referred to the 
appropriate committee; provided, that 
no committee to which a vacation ordi- 
nance has been referred shall act upon 
such ordinance until at least one week 
shall have expired after the date of the 
publication of the ordinance herein pro- 
vided for. 

Before any vacation ordinance is 
finally acted upon by the Council the le- 
gal description of the property sought 
to be vacated shall be verified by the 
City's Map Department. 

Rui-E 51. The rules of parliamentary 
practice comprised in "Robert's Rules of 
Order," shall govern the Council in all 
cases to which they are applicable, and 
in which they are not inconsistent with 
the standing rules of this Council. 

Biisiiension, Etc., of Rules. 

Rule 52. These rules may be tem- 
porarily suspended by a vote of two- 
thirds of the Aldermen present, but shall 
not be repealed, altered or amended, un- 
less by concurrence of two-thirds of all 
the Aldei-men entitled by law to be 
elected. 

8ergeant-at-Arms. 

Rule 53. There shall be elected by 
ballot, by the members of the Council, 
a Sergeant-at-Arms of this Council, who 
shall preserve order, obey the directions 
of the City Council, and perform all du- 
ties usually appertaining to the office of 
Sergeant-at-Arms of deliberative assem- 
blies. Said Sergeant-at-Arms shall have 
power to appoint such number of assist- 
ants as he may deem necessary, for any 
length of time, not exceeding twenty-four 
.hours at any one time; provided, that 
such Sergeant-at-Arms shall be remov- 



able at the will of the Council by resolu- 
tion duly adopted. 

Censure. 

Rule 54. Any member acting or ap- 
pearing in a lewd or disgraceful manner, 
or who uses opprobrious, obscene or in- 
sulting language to or about any member 
of the City Council, or who does not 
obey the order of the Chair shall be, 
on motion, censured by a majority vote 
of the members present, or expelled by 
a two-thirds vote of all members elected. 
In case of censure, the Sergeant-at-Arms, 
his assistants, or any person acting under 
direction of the chair, shall cause the 
member censured to vacate his seat and 
come before the bar of the Council, and 
receive censure from the Chair, 

Rule 55. Floral displays or decora- 
tions shall not be permitted in the Coun- 
cil Chamber during the session of the 
Council. 

COMMITTEE ON TRACK ELEVATION. 

Aid. Snow presented a resolution as 
follows: 

Be it Resolved, By the City Council of 
the City of Chicago that a committee of 
nine members of the City Council be ap- 
pointed by the Chair to act with His 
Honor, the Mayor, in all matters pertain- 
ing to track elevation within the cor- 
porate limits of the city; such committee 
shall be known as "Committee on Track 
Elevation" and said committee shall 
make report to this Council from time to 
time as occasion may require. 

Aid. Snow moved to adopt the said 
resolution. 

The motion prevailed. 

COMMITTEE ON COMPENSATION. 

Aid. Snow presented a resolution as 
follows : 

Resolved, That the select Committee 
on Compensation be continued and +hat 
the Mayor be and he is hereby author- 
ized to appoint the members thereof, in 



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accordance with the provisions of a reso- 
lution passed by the City Council, Febru- 
ary 24th, 1904. 

Aid. Snow moved to adopt the said 
resolution. 

The motion prevailed. 

PUBLIC LANDS COMMITTEE. 

Aid. Snow presented, a resolution as 
follows : 

Resolved, That the Public Lands Com- 
mittee be continued, and that the Mayor 
be and he is hereby authorized to ap- 
point the members thereof in accordance 
with the provisions of a resolution passed 
by the City Council April 13th, 1908, 

Aid. Snow moved to adopt the said 
resolution. 

The motion prevailed. 

SPECIAL PAEK COMMISSION. 

Aid. SnoAv presented a resolution as 
follows : 

Be it Resolved, By the City Council 
that the Chair appoint a committee of 
twenty-one members, consisting of nine 
Aldermen and twelve citizens of Chicago 
to act ill conjunction with His Honor, 
the Mayor, in all matters pertaining to 
Small Parks, Playgrounds and Bathing 
Beaches, such committee to be known as 
the "Special Park Commission" and said 
committee shall report to this Council 
from time to time as occasion may re- 
quire. 

Aid. Snow moved to adopt the said 
resolution. 

The motion prevailed. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS RECOMMITTED. 

Aid. Snow presented a resolution as 
follows : 

Resolved, That all unfinished business 
pending before the Council, and reported 
on by various committees, be recommitted 
to the committees from which it came, 
and that all subject matter pending be- 
fore the various committees of the Coun- 
cil be turned over to the new committees 



as appointed, except that all matters 
pending before the various Committees 
on Streets and Alleys pertaining to 
switch tracks and vacations and all like 
matters pending before the Council be 
referred to the Committee on Local In- 
dustries. 

Aid. Snow moved to adopt tlie said 
resolution. 

The motion prevailed. 

TIME FIXED FOR NEXT REGULAR MEETING. 

By unanimous consent Aid. Snovv pre- 
sented an ordinance fixing the next reg- 
ular meeting after the meeting held Mon- 
day, April 12, 1909, to be held on Mon- 
day, April 26, 1909, at 7:30 o'clock P.M. 

Aid. Snow moved to pass the said or- 
dinance. 

The motion prevailed and the said or- 
dinance was passed by yeas and nays as 
f olloM'S : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Hard- 
ing, Pringle, Foreman, Richert, Dailey, 
McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Long, Snow, 
Merriam, Emerson, Fick, Egan, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, Zim- 
mer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, Beil- 
fuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Dever, Sitts, 
Finn, Stewart, Foell, Tajdor, Clettenberg, 
Bauler, Britten, Hey, Redwanz, Krum- 
holz, Thomson, Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, 
Clancy, Capp, Blencoe, Littler, Crolom- 
biewski, Mueller, Kearns, Bihl, Reading, 
Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark — 59. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the said ordinance as 
passed: 
Be if ordained hy the City Council of the 

City of Chicago : 

Section 1. That the next regular 
meeting of the City Council to be held 
after the meeting of Monday, April 12th, 
1909, be and the same is hereby fixed 
to be held on Monday, April 26tli, 1909, 
at 7:30 o'clock P. M. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force and effect from and after its pas- 
sage. 



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By unanimous consent Aid. Koraleski j 
presented a resolution directing the Cor- 
poration Counsel to proceed at once to 
use the necessary means to collect any 
and all back taxes which might be due 
the City from the estate of N. K. Fair- 
bank, deceased, and from all other per- 
sons, corporations and estates that have 
avoided the just payment of taxes, which 
was, on motion of Aid. Snow, 

Referred to the Committee on Judi- 
ciary. 

By unanimous consent Aid. Nolan and 
Ryan presented an order for paving with 
brick West Madison street, from 40th 
avenue to 46th avenue, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Im- 
provements. 

By unanimous consent Aid. Capp pre- 
sented an ordinance permitting the 
Northwest Land Association to install 
gravel concrete combined curb and gut- 
ter and limestone macadam pavements 
upon certain streets lying between Law- 
rence avenue and Montrose avenue, and 
between Western avenue and Rockwell 
street, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Im- 
provements. 

The Clerk presented the following com- 
munication submitted by His Honor, the 
Mayor : 

Mayor's Office, | 
Chicago, April 12, 1909. j 
To the Honorable, the City Council: 

GrENTLEMEN — By virtue of the avithor- 
ity conferred upon me I hereby appoint 
the following named members of the 
City Council to be members of the Select 
Committees on Track Elevation, Com- 
pensation and Public Lands and to be 
members of the Special Park Commission 
for the ensuing year and in these ap- 
pointments I respectfully ask the con- 
currence of your Honorable Body. 

Committee on Track Elevation — 



LiPPS, Zimmer, Fisher, Forsberg, Egan, 
Blencoe, Krumholz, Reading and 
Evans. 

Committee on Compensation — Finn, 
Snow, Richert, Clettenberg, Reinberg 
and Beilfuss. 

Committee on Public Lands — Mc- 
CoiD, Kearns, Pringle, Fick, Littler, 
Utpatel, Emerson, Roberts, iGblom- 
biewski, Forsberg and Mueller. 

Special Park Commission — Beil- 
fuss, Jones, Hurt, Taylor, Capp, Clark, 
Dailey, Blencoe and Reinberg. 
The relations between the Committee 
on Compensation and the Finance Com- 
mittee being so close it was deemed ad- 
visable to put on the Compensation Com- 
mittee only aldermen who are already 
members of the Committee on Finance. 
The citizens who are to be appointed 
members of the Special Park Commission 
will be announced at a future meeting. 
Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Fred A. Busse, 

Mayor. 

Aid. Foreman moved to concur in the 
foregoing appointments. 
The motion prevailed. 



The following communication: 

Mayor's Office,] 
Chicago, April 12, 1909. j 
To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — By virtue of the author- 
ity conferred upon me, I hereby appoint 
Dr. W. A. Evans, Health Commissioner of 
the City of Chicago, H. N. Higinbotham, 
23d street and Michigan avenue, and Dr. 
T. B. Sachs, 763 Douglas boulevard, to 
be Commissioners of the Municipal Tu- 
berculosis Sanatorium, and respectfully 
ask the concurrence of your Honorable 
Body. 

Respectfully, 
(Signed) Fred A. Busse, 

Mayor. 



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Aid. Foreman moved to concur in the 
foregoing appointments. 
The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The following communication: 

Mayor's Office, | 
Chicago, April 12, 19Q9.J 
To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — I transmit herewith a 
communication from Jacob Baur, Presi- 
dent of The Liquid Carbonic Company, 
relative to the improvement of the West 
Fork of the South Branch of the Chicago 
River and respectfully suggest that said 
communication be referred to the Com- 
mittee on Harbors, Wharves and Bridges. 
Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Fred A. Busse, 

Mayor. 

Aid. Snow moved that the communi- 
cation transmitted by His Honor, the 
Mayor, be referred to the Committee on 
Harbors, Wharves and Bridges. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The following communication: 

Mayor's Office,) 
Chicago, April 12, 1909.J 
To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — I transmit herewith to 
your Honorable Body a communication 
received from Local Union No. 181 of 
the United Brotherhood of Carpenters 
and Joiners of America concerning bridge - 
hours and I would respectfully recom- 
mend that said communication be re- 
ferred to the Committee on Harbors, 
Wharves and Bridges. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Fred A. Busse, 

Mayor. 
Aid. Snow moved that the communi- 
cation transmitted by His Honor, the 
Mayor, be referred to the Committee on 
Harbors, Wharves and Bridges. 
The motion prevailed. 



The second annual message of His 
Honor, Fred A. Busse, :\Iayor, to the 
City Council. 

Aid. Foreman moved that the message 
be printed in the Journal and that 
twenty-five hundred copies thereof be 
printed in pamphlet form for distribu- 
tion. 

The motion prevailed. 

The said message reads as follows: 
Chicago, April 12, 1909. 
To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — In presenting herewith 
my second annual message to the City 
Council I desire to reiterate and em- 
phasize what I said in my first annual 
message as to the harmony existing be- 
tween the legislative and executive 
branches of the municipal government. 
The results have been, I believe, higlily 
profitable to the citizens and taxpaj'ers 
of Chicago. More can be accomplished 
for the public good by one year of team 
w^ork than by ten years of maneuvering 
and cross-firing to secure personal ad- 
vantage for an individual or a faction. 

In my first annual message to your 
honorable body I said: "It has been a 
fashion in Mayor's messages to discuss 
at length the city's unsatisfactory finan- 
cial condition; that seems to me like 
threshing over old straw. We all knoW 
how the city is hampered by limited 
borrowing power and inequitable divi- 
sion of the tax levy. Apparently all 
we can do is to make the best of what 
we have and push on for legislative re- 
lief." I desire to repeat and emphasize 
that statement of the situation. The 
city's unfortunate financial situation, 
due entirely to causes over which the 
municipal government has absolutely no 
control, ought to be so clear to the 
most superficial observer of local condi- 
tions as to render further discussion of 
the subject unnecessary. But inasmuch 
as there seems to be a disposition in 
some quarters — whether born of well- 



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intentioned ignorance or of wilful intent 
to misrepresent, does not matter, — to 
blame the city's lack of financial re- 
sources upon lax administration or un- 
due increase of expenditure, it is in 
order to point out a few salient facts 
bearing upon this subject. 

In the first place, there is absolutely 
no excuse for the careless, if not mali- 
cious speaking and writing which has a 
tendency to spread broadcast 'the impres- 
sion that the City of Chicago is bank- 
rupt or nearly so. Nothing Could be 
further from the truth. The City of 
Chicago has come up to its present 
standing as the second largest city and 
one of the best governed cities in Amer- 
ica, with the expenditure of less money 
and with the creation of less debt in 
proportion to its population, area and 
property value than any other large 
city in this country. Chicago's bonded 
debt is only a little more than one- 
third that of Philadelphia and only 
about one-quarter that of Boston. The 
City of New York pays annually in in- 
terest on bonded debt a sum practically 
the same as the total bonded debt of 
Chicago. This city is rich instead of 
bankrupt, but like many a rich indi- 
vidual it lacks available cash for its 
running expenses because it does not re- 
ceive its fair share of the revenue raised 
by taxation- on the property within its 
limits. 

Most citizens probably have an im- 
pression that increased taxation is 
always chargeable to the municipal gov- 
ernment and that the greater portion of 
the taxes they pay goes to the city. Of 
course the contrary is the case. Out of 
every $100 of taxes assessed in 1907 and 
collected in 1908, the City of Chicago 
received only $28.83. And this small 
portion included the taxes for support 
of the public library. The remaining 
$71.17 out of each $100 was distributed 
as follows: 

To the state $ 6.80 

To the county 10.61 

To the parks 11.35 



To the sanitary district. 6.40 

To the schools. 35.50 

Miscellaneous 51 

Less than one-half the income of the 
municipality is from taxes. The 're- 
mainder comes from licenses, etc. If 
the citizens could give the time to ac- 
quaint themselves with the many and 
varied functions which the city is called 
upon to perform in comparison with 
those of other taxing bodies which share 
in the revenues collected within the city 
limits,, they would realize the dispro- 
portion of the duties with the income. 
I would not be understood as advocating 
nor do I believe that taxes should be 
levied without limit, but I do feel that 
Chicago should be made an up-to-date 
city in every respect and that sufficient 
revenue should be provided to bring 
about that result along economical and 
conservative lines. The permanent im- 
provements should be provided for by 
bond issues and maintained and oper- 
ated either by a proper assessment of 
property or the modification of the rev- 
enue laws so that the city shall have a 
dependable income for that purpose. 

Chicago's financial requirements and 
its expenditures have increased greatly 
in the past few years. If expenditures 
had not increased, this city, instead of 
being a reasonably well-kept city in its 
physical aspect would not be fit to live 
in. Requirements and expenditures have 
increased because the city ihas been 
growing and because it has been neces- 
sary, if we were not to let our city fall 
into a shameful physical condition, to 
keep pace with the times by adopting 
modern methods, furnishing the public 
additional service in matters of public 
health, safety, comfort and conveni- 
ence, in renewing bridges and other pub- 
lic works necessitated by decay, changes 
in conditions and demands of a metro- 
politan city. And the increased ex- 
penditure has been a good investment 
in every instance, producing increased 
efficiency and better conditions in every 
department of municipal activity where 



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there has been increased expenditure. I ^ 
shall not undertake here to go into min- 
ute details of municipal service and ex- 
penditure. Both the skeptical and the 
seekers of exact information on this 
subject can find these details down to 
the smallest fraction in the reports of 
the various departments. By way of 
illustration, however, I shall take this 
opportunity to call attention to certain 
conspicuous cases of increased expendi- 
ture and the perfectly obvious reasons 
therefor. 

During the past four years in re- 
sponse to a public demand for a larger 
police force, this demand arising from 
extended growth of the city and appre- 
hension of the people in the matter of 
public safety, additional patrolmen have 
been provided, new police stations have 
been constructed and old ones repaired 
and the mounted police have been made 
a reality, all of which demand in con- 
junction with the automatic increase in 
the salaries of new patrolmen as they 
pass from grade to grade in point of 
service, has increased the cost of main- 
taining the police department approxi- 
mately $2,000,000. In the fire depart- 
ment, protection to the growing sections 
of the city, the renewal of worn out and 
antiquated apparatus, the building of 
new engine houses a<nd rehabilitation of 
old ones, has increased the annual ex- 
penditure of this department in four 
years approximately $1,100,000 or about 
40 per cent. And although more work 
and improvement has been accomplished 
in these respects than for twenty years 
prior, the necessities have only been par- 
tially supplied. 

The street and sewer bureaus of the 
department of public works have spent 
about $2,000,000 more than four years 
ago and, as a reason for it, have im- 
proved their services in marked de- 
gree and have taken on and per- 
formed additional duties. Sewers 
have been cleaned where filth was 
formerly permitted to accumulate. 
Great extensions of the sewer system 



have been made necessitating the main- 
tenance of new pumping stations and 
the burden of this maintenance has 
fallen on the city through the bureau 
of sewers. The condition of the streets 
as compared with former years in the 
matter of cleaning and repairs is ap- 
parent. During 1908 a total of 75,525 
miles of streets and alleys were cleaned, 
greater mileage cleaned than ever be- 
fore known in the history of Chicago; 
and the cost of this cleaning in 1908 
was approximately $2.00 per mile less 
than in 1907. The improved condition 
has been such that the thought of reduc- 
ing the appropriation for this purpose 
would be and ought to be strenuously 
opposed by the council and the citizens. 
The installation and the maintenance 
of an up-to-date garbage and refuse col- 
lection and disposal system has neces- 
sitated a considerable part of this in- 
crease and the idea of going back to the 
former disease-breeding conditions is not 
to be thought of. A part of the in- 
creased cost of these bureaus in the de- 
partment of public works is attributable 
also to the fact that since April, 1907, 
pursuant to Council action before that 
date, the wages of laborers have been 
$2.00 and $2.25 a day instead of $1.50 and 
$1.75 a day as formerly and the pay of 
teams has been $5.00 a day instead of 
$4^50. In the Department of Public 
Works also the placing of bridgetenders 
under Civil Service in 1907 increased 
the number from 48 to 157, and in- 
creased the salary charge against the 
operation of bridges $3,424 a month or 
a total of $41,088 a year. The absolute 
necessity for the building of bascule 
bridges to replace center pier bridges, 
many of them falling into the river, has 
placed a heavy burden on the city and 
has required every available dollar to 
make even a beginning, and there is no 
hope of completing this important work 
until the borrowing power of the city is 
increased. 

In Mayors' messages for ten years 
back one finds the statement made re- 



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peatedly that police stations and the 
firemen's quarters were a disgrace to 
the community; that the streets must 
be kept clean; that garbage must be col- 
lected and disposed of and so on. This 
administration is proud of the fact that 
during the past two years those police 
stations have been converted from a dis- 
grace into a credit to the community, 
that fire engine houses have been madfe 
decently comfortable, that an efficient 
system of garbage collection and dis- 
posal has been put into effect, and that 
streets have been cleaned as never be- 
ffore. The increased expenditure thus 
necessitated has been a good investment 
for the people. 

With the increased demands for street 
improvements the expense of maintain- 
ing the Board of Local Improvements, 
which is borne by the city, has increased 
as the volume of the business has in- 
creased, and the additional cost of pay- 
ing public benefits has been another 
tax upon the city's resources. 

The expenditures of the Electrical 
Department have grown materially, due 
partially to the cost of additional con- 
struction and partially to added main- 
tenance, by reason of the enlarged sys- 
tem of municipal lighting; but while 
the number of lamps in service has in- 
creased 78.20 per cent in five years the 
number of employes in the street light- 
ing service has increased only 36.04 per 
cent. The average number of lamps 
operated per employe were 49.01 in 1908 
as against 37.42 in 1903, and the aver- 
age cost in salaries per lamp in the 
electrical lighting service was $22.54 in 
1908 as against $24.06 in 1903. In the 
electrical inspection division of the De- 
partment of Electricity we find that 
while the number of men employed has 
increased and therefore the amount paid 
in salaries has increased actually, it has 
not increased relatively in proportion 
to the work done because proportionate- 
ly more work and better work is now 
done than in the years when the expen- 
diture was less. In 1903 the number 



of inspections per man was only 1,143, 
and in 1908 the number of inspections 
per man was 2,364, and the amount 
earned for the department per man in 
this inspection service was doubled in 
five years. 

The expenditure for salaries in the 
Law Department has increased on the 
face of things but the increase is more 
apparent than real when the facts are 
analyzed. Since 1905 the lawyers em- 
ployed on special assessment work have 
been carried on the pay roll of the cor- 
poration counsel's office; before that 
they were on the roll of the Board of 
Local Improvements. Until this admin- 
istration came into ofiice large sums of 
money were paid out for the employment 
of special counsel. The corporation 
counsel's office is now doing more work 
than was ever done in the history of 
that office, and the cost of it appears 
substantially the same as the cost in 
1905 and the years following, when the 
sums expended for special counsel in 
those years are figured in with the regu- 
lar pay roll. In the City Attorney's of- 
fice, branch of the Law Department, the 
number of men employed doubled from 
. 1903 to 1908, and the amount paid in 
salaries increased from $48,861.00 to 
$122,497.00 or an increase of $73,636.00; 
but the judgments against the city in 
1903 amounted to $816,700 and in 1908 
they amounted to only $145,531.00. I 
think it was good business to have spent 
$73,000 more on good lawyers to save 
$671,000 in judgments. 

The Health Department, which has 
accomplished such remarkable results 
in the matter of preventing and controll- 
ing disease, in the establishment of the 
contagious disease hospital, the inspec- 
tion of milk and food, inspection of 
plumbing and so on, expends about 
$270,000 more now than it did four 
years ago. To offset this increased ex- 
penditure, Ave have these facts: The 
decrease in the death rate to 11.40 the 
lowest in the city's history, and the 
lowest in the large cities of this eoun- 



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try; a reduction of the diseases due to 
bad air by the improvement of factory 
and work shop conditions so that in 
1908, deaths from pneumonia were 1,298 
less than 1907, and from pulmonary 
tuberculosis 132 less; a reduction of 12 
per cent in the number of deaths from 
typhoid fever; a more thorough control 
of contagious diseases and generally 
speaking, improved efficiency which has 
placed the Health Department of the 
City of Chicago where it never was be- 
fore in the city's history — absolutely at 
the head of all municipal health depart- 
ments. 

In short the growth of Chicago and 
the adoption of advanced ideas in re- 
spect to governmental and business af- 
fairs of the city have required addi- 
tional expenditure to pay for suoh im- 
proved conditions. Chicago has barely 
been able to meet the expenses of old 
methods and it will be apparent to any 
one who will give thought to the sub- 
ject, that the ideal condition cannot be 
brougnt about without the money Avith 
which to pay the bills. 

The increased expenditures in the de- 
partments referred to, approximate $7,- 
000,000.00, but wiho would wish to cur- 
tail the expenditure or cripple any of 
the departments named whose work has 
been so beneficial and vital to the best 
interests of the citizens? 

Unfortunately for carrying forward 
the work so well started of making Chi- 
cago an up-to-date city, we shall have 
less money during the current year than 
Ave had last year. This phase of the 
question concerns all of us — members of 
the City Council, as Avell as Executive 
and Administrative Officers of the city 
government. 

We face this sihortage not because we 
over-spent our resources last year or 
drew on future income or committed any 
other oflfense against good business 
policy; but we face it because we have 
been deprived of resources which we had 
a right to expect would be ours. Last 



year was the year for the quadrennial 
revaluation of all real property by the 
Assessing Boards. We had a right to 
expect that the total assessed valuation 
of property in this growing and pros- 
perous city would show a natural hand- 
some increase which would add some- 
thing both to the city's share of the tax 
levy and to its bonding power. On the 
contrary, the Board of Review reduced 
valuations, working a slight reduction 
in the city's share of the tax levy and 
leaving us with power to issue $3,000,- 
000 less of bonds than we issued last 
year, to help pay for permanent im- 
provements. At another time, I may 
have something to say as to the ways 
and means of protecting the city against 
a repetition of such unexpected reduc- 
tion in its revenues, but nothing we 
might do would help us this year. We 
must meet the present situation as it is. 
In the face of this decreased revenue, 
we have all shared in the responsibility 
of passing an annual budget which car- 
ries appropriations for more than a 
million dollars in excess of our prospec- 
tive revenue. To spend up to the limit 
of this overappropriation and so end the 
fiscal year with a floating debt hanging 
over us is not to be thought of. The 
only course for all of us is to hold ex- 
penditures in the various departments 
and for the various purposes named in 
the appropriation bill, so far below the 
amounts appropriated,\ as will enable 
us to end the year with a clean set of 
books, free of red ink entries on the 
wrong side of the ledger. It is a hard 
task, but it can be achieved if we ap- 
proach it open-eyed and determine to 
achieve it. I have already impressed 
upon all department heads the impera- 
tive necessity of this course and I am 
assured of their co-operation. I here 
and now ask the co-operation of your 
lionorable body through the work of 
your various committees and through 
your legislative functions in helping to 
secure this result— the checking of ex- 
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our financial outgo may be held suffi- 
ciently below the face of the appropria- 
tion bill to keep the total of expenditure 
well within our resources. 

This task of paring down expenditures 
is made especially difficult by the fact 
that so large a proportion of our total 
expenditure has to go for salaries. Ap- 
proximately $14,500,000 out of $21,000,- 
000 is so spent. The salary account un- 
doubtedly covers some waste; some of it 
is due to duplication of work on books 
and records in various departments; 
some of it to the employment of a mul- 
titude of "inspectors" of various kinds, 
each of whom specializes in one particu- 
lar kind of "inspection" when he could 
probably take on the "inspection" tasks 
of two or three other "specialists" with- 
out being overworked. The uncovering 
and eliminating of all of this waste is no 
easy task, to be accomplished in an 
hour. The system responsible for it is 
the product of years and years of slow 
growth, becoming stronger all the time 
as well made concrete hardens with age, 
and it will take mucn moral and mental 
dynamite to break it up. 

Some of this waste will be uncovered 
and eliminated it is hoped by the re- 
grading of the employes in the classi- 
fied service, which has already been un- 
dertaken and which I regard as the 
most important step toward eliminating 
favoritism and putting the Civil Service 
on a sound basis, thta has ever been 
taken in Chicago. Certain other mea- 
sures for the elimination of duplication 
and waste are under consideration and 
it is hoped will be worked out in the 
near future. Some saving can be made, 
too, by refraining from filling vacancies 
which occur in the classified siei'vice from 
time to time as employees drop out to 
enter other employment. Few city em- 
ployes are overworked and the duties of 
those who drop out can in most cases 
be assumed by those who remain without 
overburdening them. For the elimina- 
tion of waste and reduction of expendi- 
tures by all of these and other means 



I respectfully bespeak tlie co-operation 
of your Honorable Body. 

Improved methods of doing business 
in the city hall make it easier than ever 
before, I believe, to practice the economy 
due to our shortened income, without 
impairing the efficiency of municipal 
service. By reason of better system and 
more businesslike administration prac- 
tically every department of the munici- 
pal government can now do and hence- 
worth will do better work at the same 
cost than it could have done two or 
three years ago. Some of these im- 
provements in municipal administration 
are worthy of special mention. 

The immense Department of Public 
Works, embracing the important bu- 
reaus of water, streets, sewers, bridges, 
engineering, water pipe extension, etc., 
formerly was probably as loosely man- 
aged as any department in the munici- 
pal government ever was. It is greatly 
to the credit of the present head of that 
department that nearly every bureau 
under him has been reorganized and 
business-like methods have been in- 
stalled. He is, for example, requiring 
accurate records to be kept of all work 
done by corporations, firms and individ- 
uals which necessitate a permit from 
the Department of Public Works, which 
records shows exactly the character and 
extent of work authorized by the city. 
Such a system rigidly followed in the 
past, would have made impossible such 
disputes, for example, as the recent one 
concerning Ftont street. 

In the Water Bureau inefficient em- 
ployes have been weeded out and a sys- 
tem installed which not only keeps em- 
ployes up to the mark in their daily 
duties, but also prevents the loss of city 
property by carelessness and theft. 
During the year, reassessment of water 
rates by this bureau brought in addi- 
tional revenue amount to $289,517. The 
bureau also examined during the year 
3,281 meters on private premises, and 
tests showed a loss of revenue to the 
city of 20 per cent on account of defec- 



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tive meters. Before the present system 
was inaugurated, defective meters used 
to be removed and water bills were esti- 
mated while meters were being repaired 
— a careless and vicious method. As an 
example of how much more work can 
be done by the same number of men 
where offices are conducted in a business- 
like manner this bureau made 38,812 
more inspections in the water assessor's 
division in 1908 than were made in 
1907; approximately the same amount 
of work was done in the shut-off divi- 
sion in 1908 as in 1907 with ten less 
men. The Bureau of Streets is pre- 
paring to inaugurate this year the re- 
moval of street dirt and miscellaneous 
waste and ashes by means of street rail- 
way, cars, loading stations being con- 
structed at convenient locations, which 
will be a great improvement over old 
methods and will cost less. Flushing 
machines for cleaning asphalt streets 
and some other pavements, with water 
under pressure will also be inaugurated 
this year. The bureau of water pipe 
extension has effected a ' substantial 
saving by installing switch tracks in 
city yards, making it possible for the 
city to buy coal f. o. b. cars and un- 
load it with yard men. The Bureau of 
Engineering, by water surveys and 
prompt measures to repair leaky fix- 
tures and stop leaky mains, has effected 
a daily saAang of about ten millions of 
gallons of water. 

It is perhaps unnecessary to say more 
than I have already said about the work 
of 'the Health Department. I cannot re- 
frain, however, from suggesting that 
this department, in the work done to 
promote public? and private cleanliness 
and to prevent the sale of unclean meat, 
milk and dairy products of all kinds, 
and in its efforts to safeguard the food 
supply of the city by insisting that the 
products of producers who Avill not com- 
ply with health regulations be barred 
from this market, have set absolutely a 
new standard for the municipalities of 
this country. 



The Fire and Police Departments 
have in 1908 improved upon the start 
made toward higher efficiency in 1907. 
The Fire Department equipment has 
been standardized and fire engine houses 
have been made habitable. The policy 
of picking men for promotion according 
to their desire and ability to perform 
service for the city has worked an ab- 
solute revolution in the department, so 
that now the ambitious men in the de- 
partment ask for assignment in the 
zones of most work, whereas in other 
days the rule was to look for an easy 
berth in" companies with few calls to 
action. Similar improvement is to be 
noted in the Police Department. It 
would seem reasonable to infer that in- 
creased police efficiency is in some de- 
gree responsible for the fact that tluee 
hundred fewer persons were imprisoned 
in the House of Correction during the 
month of February, 1908, than in the 
same month of 190V, and that the in- 
surance companies, according to the 
daily papers, contemplate reducing bur- 
glary insurance rates. 

The Building Department is co-operat- 
ing with a committee of your Honorable 
Body in a systematic revision of the 
building ordinances, so that the conflicts 
and obscurities of the present code which 
caused constant friction between the 
citizen and the city authorities may be 
eliminated. In conjunction with the 
Fire Department the Building Depart- 
ment has also during the year compiled 
a complete set of requirements for the 
five -cent theaters which have been 
springing up in such numbers. The co- 
operation of the Sanitary Bureau of the 
Health Department in the issuance of 
permits for new buildings has immeasur- 
ably facilitated the transaction of this 
class of business. 

The Department of Track Elevation is 
to be complimented on having procured 
an agreement which means the speedy 
elevation of all tracks at Grand Cross- 
ing, which will be the most difficult piece 



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of track elevation work yet undertaken 
and which has been hanging fire for 
years. The department has 'also, for 
the first time in its history compiled all 
the ordinances for track elevation, to- 
gether with amendments and a complete 
set of maps Avhich makes the records of 
the city in this respect 'complete. 

The Board of Local Improvements is 
able to point with pride to the fact 
that the average price per square foot 
for cement sidewalks laid under city con- 
tracts was lower in 1908 than in any 
year since the present sidewalk ordi- 
nance specifications went into effect. 
The Board has also changed the method 
of receiving bids on contracts, with a 
view to securing greater secrecy which 
has led to more open and strenuous 
competition so that now we find eon- 
tracts being let at prices from 15 to 25 
per cent under what they were two years 
ago. 

The Law Department has systematized 
this work and established a trial bureau 
so that the various assistants in that 
department do not have cases in various 
courts on the same day, all of which fa- 
cilitates the settlement of cases and the 
handling of business. It has also un- 
dertaken the compilation of the special 
and general ordinances. The special or- 
dinances have not been republished since 
1898, and' the general ordinances since 
1905, and these ordinances have been 
modified so materially in the years gone 
by that not only the City Law Depart- 
ment, but the judges of the Municipal 
Court experience great difficulty in de- 
termining what the law is, all of which 
will be cured by the work now going on. 
The Department for the Inspection of 
Steam Boilers, steam and cooling plants 
has progressed from the mere inspection 
of boilers and vessels under pressure to 
a department equipped to advise with 
and instruct owners, users and opera- 
tors of steam and cooling plants in the 
installation as well as the regulation of 
all types of power plants. The applica- 



tion of intelligence and expert knowl- 
edge in this department has been so 
beneficial that under the present admin- 
istration this department has cleaned up 
all disputed claims and adjusted all mis- 
understandings and all fees 'have been 
paid without one lawsuit, it having been 
unnecessary during the past year to 
take anybody into court. 

The Department of Weights and Mea- 
sures has practically stopped short- 
weighting in the groceries and butcher 
shops, has checked and eventually will 
eliminate short weights in coal and kin- 
dred commodities and has required milk 
sellers to sell full measure. 

The City Collector, in co-operation 
with the City Comptroller, has been in- 
strumental in securing legislation chang- 
ing the license period for many kinds of 
licensed business, so that hereafter there 
will be some income for the city around 
the first of January when the practice 
has been to meet the pay roll only 
partly and to pay no bills because there 
was no available cash. The City Col- 
lector has also been instrumental in se- 
curing legislation which it is believed 
will materially improve the method of 
collecting licenses will serve the conveni- 
ence better than ever before of those who 
must come to the City Hall to take out 
licenses and which will by systematic 
checking up and notification of persons 
required to take out licenses in the long 
run materially increase the city's rev- 
enue from this source. 

The Department of Finance under the 
City Comptroller is entitled to a large 
measure of credit for the improvement 
in methods of doing business in the City 
Hall. It has also put the city's credit 
higher than it ever was. During the 
year city judgments sold at par for the 
first time in the history of the City of 
Chicago. The market for special als- 
sessment bonds has advanced nearly 
ten points. By calling for special as- 
sessment bonds and vouchers monthly 
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as formerly, the defaulting of interest 
is obviated and an annual saving of 
$100,000 has been effected. Notification 
of delinquent licensees brought about 
$25,000 in 1908 that othervvise might 
have been lost. The cost of transporta- 
tion for city employees was cut $18,000 
in the year. Bills have been discounted 
for the first time in the history of the 
city, and anticipation tax revenue war- 
rants have been sold to draw 4 per cent 
instead of 5 per cent interest as always 
heretofore. The reduced rate of inter- 
est on tax warrants, the higher market 
value of special assessment bonds, city 
judgments, etc., also emphasizes the 
point made earlier in this communica- 
tion, that the City of Chicago is far 
from being bankrupt, that while it lacks 
the cash resources it ought to have its 
financial condition is sound and that 
the effort to do business on a business 
basis is recognized by the financial in- 
tei^ests of the community. 

It is gratifying to be able to state 
that the Board of Education has elimi- 
nated its defiecit. It has placed the 
finances of the schools upon a sound 
basis. It has greatly lessened the in- 
fluence of professional meddlers in the 
affairs of the schools, and has estab- 
lished business methods in ihandling 
them. It has eliminated the practice of 
buying school sites on one set of rec- 
ommendations and then a little later 
discarding them as unfit for school pur- 
poses. The board is unhampered by 
any demands of a political character 
and is at last free to handle its aflfairs 
in a business-like manner. 

It is gratifying to note also that the 
public library under this administration 
has been brought closer to the people 
than it ever has been since it was estab- 
lished. For example, the number of 
branch reading rooms has been increased 
from nine to eighteen and the number 
of delivery stations from sixty to ninety- 
one. Branch libraries have been estab- 
lished in public schools and reading 
rooms have been established in all the 



parks and play grounds. The library 
itself, the branch reading rooms and the 
delivery stations have been opened to 
the public evenings. A lecture hall has 
been opened for public lectures, free to 
all on hygiene, medicine and kindred 
subjects. More money has been devoted 
to educational Mork and literature than 
over before and the circulation of books 
for the last fiscal year was increased 
200,000 volumes over the preceding year. 

In spite of the xcellent work done 
last year by the surface street car com- 
panies in rehabilitation of their lines 
and the plans made for this year which 
will practically complete all rehabilita- 
tion called for under the traction ordi- 
nances passed in February, 1907, the 
traction problem is still with us and un- 
solved in some of its most important 
phases. I cannot refrain from saying 
here, as I have said before, that the ulti- 
mate solution of the traction problem 
must come through consolidation of the 
existing traction companies and the 
operation of their lines as one complete 
system. In no other way can we get rid 
of the friction that hampers the ser- 
vice and prevents proper co-ordination 
of transportation routes and that raises 
from time to time such vexatious ques- 
tions as the proposition to put a third 
track in State street south of Madison 
street. I believe, too, that none of us 
can better serve the interests of the peo- 
ple of Chicago than by doing every- 
thing that lies within our powder to 
bring about the unification of our trans- 
portation service at the earliest pos- 
sible moment. The need of unification 
appeals to me with particular force in 
its relation to the project of building 
transportation subways. I firmly be- 
lieve we should have, if possible, such 
unification before we undertake to build 
subways. 

It seems clear to me that the con- 
struction of subways with OAvnership 
and operation of our traction service 
split up as it is, would simply add an- 



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other complicating element to a situa- 
tion alread}^ complicated. When we 
have unified operation of our local trans- 
portation, then subways can be planned 
which will accurately fit into and sup- 
plement that local transportation ser- 
vice. By this means underground ways 
can be made a public utility adapted to 
present needs and easily capable of ex- 
pansion to meet future needs. 

The preliminary work looking toward 
construction of subways which was car- 
ried on during the year by co-operation 
between yOur committee on local trans- 
portation and the Department of Public 
Works, the results of which preliminary 
survey is incorporated in the report 
made a few weeks' ago, has been, I be- 
lieve, one of the most important pieces 
of work undertaken during this adminis- 
tration. It would have been the worst 
sort of business judgment to have under- 
taken as we were urged to undertake, 
the definite planning of transportation 
subways without having that prelimin- 
ary survey made. The result of that 
survey, as embodied in its report, forms 
the best answer that could be made to 
those who have been advocating the 
immediate construction of subways, as 
though it were a simple matter of dig- 
ging a trench in the streets and putting 
a roof over it. Now when we get to the 
point of taking up subway construction 
we shall have before us full information 
as to the difficulties with which we must 
contend and the purposes which must 
be served. 

In consequence of the admirable and 
complete report made by the Harbor 
Commission covering all phases of Chi- 
cago's water front problems and possi- 
bilities, many important questions af- 
fecting our iharbor situation will un- 
doubtedly come before your Honorable 
Body during the current year. The city 
obviously is in no position to undertake 
this year harbor development on its own 
resources. Because of this condition 
many ambitious schemes are likely to be 
put forth by private interests looking 



toward the utilization of our harbor 
facilities for private profit. It will be 
necessary to go slow is handling these 
questions, should they be presented to 
us, to the end that we may not give 
away the city's rights for the future in 
our eagerness to secure immediate har- 
bor improvement. 

I desire to suggest further that in 
dealing with harbor questions the im- 
portance of creating commercial utilities 
be not permitted to obscure completely 
the importance of amusement utilities. 
In connection with outer harbor develop- 
ment particularly, if such should be un- 
dertaken, the needs of residents of con- 
gested districts, who have all too little 
access to the lake front should be met 
with provision for recreation piers or in 
such other way 'as may be determined. 

The electrification of railroad ter- 
minals remains an important and un- 
solved problem. We have not been 
standing still, but we 'have not made 
as much progress as many of us would . 
like. We are in about the same position 
in relation to this problem as we are to 
that of harbor development and subway 
construction. The report made last fall 
by the commission which was studying 
this subject was one which had to be 
made before we could approach the 
problem intelligently and it covered the 
ground most admirably. Without the 
information condensed in that report, we 
would have been in no position to take 
up the question of electrification with 
the railroads on a practical basis. In 
consequence of securing that informa- 
tion, we have one railroad committed to 
the policy of electrification and a way 
will be found it is hoped to advance be- 
yond the stage of discussion in the near 
future. Legislation pending in Spring- 
field intended to give cities specific au- 
thority to require electrification of rail- 
road terminals as it has required eleva- 
tion of tracks, will if passed, assist the 
city in its solution of this problem. 

Construction of the new City Hall has 
progressed in a manner that should be 



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satisfactory to the citizens as well as to 
the officials of the city. The rapid and 
effective manner in which the old City 
Hall was wrecked and the foundations 
for the new building were put in (this 
work having been completed nearly a 
month ahead of the date scheduled for 
it) has justified the city officials re- 
sponsible for overseeing this work in 
their insistence upon letting the contract 
to the lowest responsible bidder, and 
there is every reason to believe that the 
construction of the building itself will 
go forward with equal celerity. 

The erection of the proposed Central 
Police Station building at Madison 
street and the river with accommoda- 
tions therein for the larger police courts 
is a work that should be pushed at the 
earliest possible date. Erection of this 
building and completion of the new City 
Hall, in which the municipal court is to 
to be housed, will materially increase 
the efficiency of the Municipal Court 
which already fills so large a place in 
this community. 

In conclusion I desire to say that 
while perfection has by no means been 
reached in the exaction of the fullest 
and best degree of service from city 
employes for the money expended, the 
year has been on the whole, reasonably 
satisfactory. No instances of pay roll 
stuffing have been developed and no seri- 
ous complaint has been made that em- 
ployes are not doing their work. The 
absence of specific complaint gives rea- 
sonable assurance that serious reason 
for complaint is also absent. The im- 
provement already effected in getting 
results commensurate with the money 
expended encourages one to believe that 
still further improvement can be made 
if we keep on trying to do the best we 
can for the jfeople whose interests we 
are here to serve. 

(Signed) Fred A. BussE, 

Mayor. 



CITY COMPTROLLER. 

The Clerk presented sealed bids, trans- 
mitted by the City Comptroller, for City 
property located at Milwaukee avenue 
and Attrill street, said bids being as 
follows : 

Bid of J. Friedman in the sum of $4,- 
152.00; certified check for .$450.00 en- 
closed. 

Bid of Albert Wojciechowski in the 
sum of $4,250.00; certified check for 
$425.00 enclosed. 

Two offers of John P. Peters to give 
certain property in exchange for the said 
City property. 

Aid. Snow moved to refer the* said bids 
to the Committee on Finance. 

The motion prevailed. 



BOARD OF EDUCATION. 

The Clerk presented requests submitted 
by the Board of Education as follows: 

Request to acquire property under the 
eminent domain law in trust for the 
use of schools in connection with the Jef- 
ferson School premises, and certain prop- 
erty fronting on State street. Perry ave- 
nue, 104th street and 104th place; 

Request to rescind action authorizing 
proceedings for the acquirement of prop- 
erty bounded by Roscoe street. School 
street, Hamlin avenue and Avers avenue, 
and property bounded by 104th street, 
104th place, State street and LaFayette 
avenue ; 

Request to rescind action relating to 
vacation and dedication of alleys in con- 
nection with the Gallistel School site, and 
to concur in the vacation of the fourteen- 
foot alley running east and west, north 
of the present Gallistel School premises 
and the dedication of the north fourteen 
feet of Lot 38; 

Request to concur in the vacation of 
portions of certain public alleys in con- 



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nection with the Calhoun and Tilton 
(new) School premises, and in the dedi- 
cation of certain property north of the 
said school premises; and 

Eequest to rescind action authorizing 
the acquisition of certain property north 
of the Grallistel School premises, and to 
concur in the acceptance of a certain 
proposition of Edward T. Doyle concern- 



ing certain property situated on Ewing 
avenue and Avenue J, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Schools. 

ADJOURNMENT. 

At 9:20 P. M. Aid. Foreman moved 
that the Council do adjourn. 

The motion prevailed and the Council 
stood adjourned to meet on Monday, 
April 26, 1909, at 7:30 o'clock P. M. 



o^J^^Sa-t^t-c^ <7C/.W 



CITY CLERK 




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April 14, 1909. 



SPECIAL MEETING. 



JOURNAL OF THE 

PROCEEDINGS 



OF THE 



CITY COUNCIL 



OF THE 



CITY OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 



Special Meeting, Wednesday, April 14, 1909. 



11:00 O'CLOCK A. M. 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Published by authority of the City Coun- 
cil of the City of Chicago, Friday, 
April 16, 1909. 

Present — His Honor, the Mayor, and 
Aid. Harding, Pringle, Foreman, Dailey, 
Sheahan, Fick, Hurt, Scully, Novak, Cul- 
lerton, Zimmer, Evans, Lucas, Lawley, 
Beilfuss, Utpatel, Sitts, Conlon, Brennan, 
Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell, Taylor, 
Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, Hey, Red- 
wanz, Krumholz, Dunn, Reinberg, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Roberts, Kearns, Bihl, Reading, Nolan, 
Ryan and Forsberg. 

Absent — Aid. Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, 
Richert, McKenna, McCoid, Long, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Egan, Cermak, 



Fulton, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Powers, 
Thomson, Lipps, Clancy, Burns, Mclner- 
ney, Fisher and Clark. 

QUORUM. 

At 11:00 o'clock A. M., a quorum heing 
present, the Mayor called the Council to 
order. 

READING OF CALL FOR MEETING. 

The Clerk read the following call for 
the meeting, which was ordered placed 
on file: 

We, the undersigned, members of tlie 
City Council of Chicago, hereby call a 
special meeting of the City Council, City 
of Chicago, to be held Wednesday, April 
14, 1909, at 11:00 A. M., in Council 
Chamber, for the purpose of passing on 
bond of City Treasurer. I. N. Powell, and 



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such other business as may come before 
the meeting. 

(Signed) Thos. J. Dixon. 

(Signed) William J. Pkingle. 

(Signed) Edward F. Cullerton. 

(Signed) Otto J. Novak. 

(Signed) John Coughlin. 

(Signed) M. Kenna. 

( Signed ) George F. Harding, Jr. 

(Signed) Milton J. Foreman. 

(Signed) James Dailey. 

(Signed) Arthur B. McCoid, 

(Signed) Jacob A. Hey. 

(Signed) F]rj:d A. Britten. 

(Signed) Bernard F. Clettenberg. 

(Signed) Charles M. Foell. 

(Signed) Francis W. Taylor. 

(Signed) John P. Stewart. 

(Signed) Nicholas R. Finn. 

BOND OF city TREASURER FIXED FOR CUR- 
RENT TERM. 

Aid. Foreman presented an ordinance 
fixing the amount of the bond of the 
City Treasurer for the ensuing term at 
two million dollars ($2,000,000.00). 

Aid. Foreman moved to pass the said 
ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and the said or- 
dinance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Harding, Pringle, Foreman, 
Dailey, Sheahan, Fick, Hurt, Scully, No- 
vak, Cullerton, Zimmer^ Evaiis, Lucas, 
Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpatel, Sitts, Conlon, 
Brennan, Bowler, Finn, Stewart^ Foell, 
Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, 
Hey, Redwanz, Krumholz, Dunn, Rein- 
berg, Capp, Blencoe, Littler, Golombiew- 
ski, Mueller, Roberts, Kearns, Bihl, Read- 
ing, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg — 44. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the said ordinance as 
passed: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Fixing the amount of the bond of the 



City Treasurer of the City of Chicago. 
Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 

City of Chicago : 

Section 1. That the amount of the 
bond to be given by the City Treasurer of 
the City of Chicago for the ensuing term 
shall be two million ($2,000,000.00) dol- 
lars. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
full force and effect from and after its 
passage. 

The Clerk presented the bond of Isaac 
N. Powell as City Treasurer of the City 
of Chicago, in the penal sum of two mil- 
lion dollars ($2,000,000.00) with Bernard 
A. Eckhart, William C. Seipp, Henry 
Botsford, Frank Hibbard and J. Ogden 
Armour as sureties. 

Aid. Foreman mov^ed to approve the 
said bond. 

The motion prevailed and the bond was 
approved by yeas and nays as follows 

Yeas — Harding, Pringle, Foreman 
Dailey, Sheahan, 'Fick, Hurt, Scully, No 
vak, Cullerton, Zimmer, Evans, Lucas 
Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpatel, Sitts, Conlon 
Brennan, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell 
Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten 
Hey, Redwanz, Krumholz, Dunn, Rein 
berg, Capp, Blencoe, Littler, Golombiew- 
ski, Mueller, Roberts, Kearns, Bihl, Read- 
ing, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg — 44. 

Nays — None. 

The Clerk presented a communication 
submitted by His Honor the Mayor, as 
follows : 

Mayor's Office,) 
April 14, 1909.J 
To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — I transmit herewith to 
your Honorable Body a communication 
from the Albany Park Improvement As- 
sociation relating to the creation of a 
prohibition district, and respectfully sug- 
gest that the subject-matter be referred 
to the Committee on License. 
Very truly yours, 

(Signed) Fred A. Busse, 

Mayor. 



April 14, 1909. 



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Aid. Foreman moved to refer the com- 
munication transmitted by His Honor, 
tlie Mayor, to the Committee on License. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The following communication, which 
was ordered placed on file: 

Mayor's Office, 
April 14, 1909. 
To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — I have received from 
Price, Waterhouse & Co. a copy of their 
audit of the books and records of the 
Chicago City Railway Company and of 
the Board of Supervising Engineers, 
which audit was made at my request. I 
have not yet finished examination of the 
auditors' report but will do so within a 
day or two and I shall then turn over 
the report to the Chairman of your Com- 
mittee on Local Transportation. 
Respectfully, 
(Signed) Feed A. Busse, 

Mayor. 

Aid, Foreman presented the following 
order, Avhich was, on motion, duly passed : 
Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby au- 
thorized and directed to issue a permit 
to L. B. Dixon and John M. Graves, 



president and secretary, respectively, 
of the Douglas Improvement Associa- 
tion, authorizing the use of city water 
from fire hydrants without cost, from 
April 1, 1909, to November 15, 1909, 
in consideration of the cleaning of all 
streets in the territory bounded by 
31st street, Michigan avenue, 35th 
street and Cottage Grove avenue; said 
permit to contain a condition that if 
said L. B. Dixon and John M. Graves 
shall fail to clean said streets -or any 
of them to the satisfaction and approv- 
al of the Commissioner of Public 
Works, or if said water is used for any 
other purpose than street sprinkling, 
they shall pay to the City the full 
rate for all water used from the date 
of the issuance of said permit, and if 
said L, B. Dixon and John M, Graves 
shall fail to comply with the condi- 
tions of said permit, the Mayor shall 
revoke the same, and no other permit 
shall be issued to said L. B, Dixon and 
John M. Graves until all charges have 
been paid. 

ADJOURNMENT. 

At 11:15 A. M. Aid. Scully moved that 
the Council do adjourn. 

The motion prevailed and the Council 
stood adjourned. 



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JOURNAL OF THE 

PROCEEDINGS 



OF THE 



CITY COUNCIL 



OF THE 



CITY OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 



Regular Meeting, Monday, April 26, 1909. 



7:30 O'CLOCK P. M. 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Published by authority of the City Coun- 
cil, of the City of Chicago, Thurs- 
day, April 29, 1909. 

Present — His Honor, the Mayor, and 
Aid. Coughlin, Dixon, Harding, Pringle, 
Foreman, Richert, Dailey, McKenna, 
Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, Merriam, Jones, 
Emerson, Fick, Hurt, Scully, Novak, 
Cermak, Zimmer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, 
Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, 
Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Brennan, 
Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell, Taylor, 
Qlettenberg, Bauler, Britten, Hey, Red- 
wanz, Krumholz, Thomson, Dunn, Kein- 
berg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, Blencoe, LH- 
tler, Golombiewski, Mueller, Mclnerney, 
Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, Reading, Nolan, 
Ryan, J^'orsberg and Clark. 



Absent — Aid. Kenna, Long, Egan, Cul- 
lerton, Powers, Burns and Bihl. 
QUORUM. 

At 7:30' P. M., a quorum being pres- 
ent, the Mayor called the Council to 
order. 

The Clerk annouiiced that Michael 
Mclnerney and Albert J. Fisher had 
taken the oath of office as Aldermen of 
the City of Chicago. 



JOURNAL. 

Aid. Foreman moved to approve the 
printed records of the regular meeting 
held Monday, April 12, 1909, and the 
special meeting held Wednesday, April 
14, 1909, as submitted by the Clerk, 
as the Journal of the Proceedings of the 
said meetings, and to dispense with the 
reading of the same. 

The motion prevailed. 



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April 26, 1909. 



Communications from the Mayor, Comp- 
troller, Commissioner of Public Works, 
and All Other City Officers, Depart- 
ments and Branches of the City Gov- 
ernment. 

The Clerk presented a report submit- 
ted by His Honor, the Mayor, contain- 
ing a list of the names of persons re- 
leased from the House of Correction 
during the two weeks ending April 24, 
1909, together with the cause of each 
release; which was ordered 

Placed on file. 

ALSO, 

The following communication: 

Mayor's Office,^ 
Chicago, April 26, 1909. 
To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — I transmit herewith to 
your Honorable Body, two communica- 
tions from Major Thomas H. E,ees, by 
authority of the Secretary of War, di- 
recting the City of Chicago to recon- 
struct the bridge across the North 
Branch of the Chicago River at Indiana 
street and the bridge over the entrance 
to the South Branch of the Chicago River 
at Lake street, and respectfully recom- 
mend that said communications be re- 
ferred to the Committee on Harbors, 
Wharves and Bridges. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Fred A. Busse, 

Mayor. 

Aid. Foell moved to refer the com- 
munications transmitted by His Honor, 
the Mayor, to the Committee on Harbor, 
Wharves and Bridges. 

The motion prevailed, 

ALSO, 

The following communication: 

Mayor's Office,) 
Chicago, April 26, 1909. f 
To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen— At the request of John 
J. Hanberg, Commissioner of Public 



Works, I transmit herewith for your in^ 
formation and for such disposition as 
you deem advisable, a copy of a letter 
to the Commissioner of Public Works 
from the Post Master of Chicago con- 
cerning the proposed laying of a pneu- 
matic tube between the Chicago Post 
office and the Northwestern depot. 
Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Fred A. Busse, 

Mayor. 

Aid. Foreman moved to refer the let- 
ter transmitted by His Honor, the Mayor, 
to the Committee on Local Transporta- 
tion. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The following communication: 

Mayor's Office,) 
CHICAGO, April 26, 1909. C 
To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — Pursuant to request by 
the Executive Committee in charge of 
the unveiling of the General George 
Rogers Clark statue at Quincy, Illinois, 
I transmit herewith and ask the Clerk 
to read the attached announcement. 
Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Fred A. Busse, 

Mayor. 

Aid. Foreman moved that the an- 
nouncement transmitted with the fore- 
going communication be placed on file. 

The motion prevailed. 
also. 

The following communication : 

Mayor's Office,) 
CiiiCAGO, April 26, 1909.J 
To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — By virtue of the au- 
thority conferred upon me I hereby ap- 
point 

John J. Hanberg to be Commissioner 
of Public Works of the City of Chicago 
to succeed himself. 



April 2G, 1909. 



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Walter H. Wilson to be Comptroller of 
the City of Chicago to succeed himself. 

Edward J. Brundage to be Corporation 
Counsel of the City of Chicago to suc- 
ceed himself. 

Dr. William A. Evans to be Commis- 
sioner of Health of the City of Chicago 
to succeed himself. 

George M. Shippy to be General Su- 
perintendent of Police of the City of Chi- 
cago to succeed himself. 

James Horan to be Fire Marshal of 
the Qity of Chicago to succeed himself. 

Ernest J. Magerstadt to be City Col- 
lector of the City of Chicago to succeed 
himself. 

Murdoch Campbell to be Commissioner 
of Buildings of the City of Chicago to 
succeed himself. 

William Carroll to be City Electrician 
of the City of Chicago to succeed him- 
self. 

Paul Redieske to be Deputy Commis- 
sioner of Public Works of the City of 
Chicago to succeed himself. 

George H. White to be City Prosecu- 
tor of the City of Chicago to succeed 
himself, 

William A, Coleman to be Business 
Agent of ' the City of Chicago to succeed 
himself. 

Dr. L. Blake Baldwin to be City Physi- 
cian of the City of Chicago to succeed 
himself. 

Paul P. Bird to be Smoke Inspector of 
the City of Chicago to succeed himself. 

John Kjellander to be Inspector of 
Weights and Measures of the City of 
Chicago to succeed himself. 

William B. Burke to be Gas Inspector 
of the City of Chicago to succeed him- 
self. 

Millard B. Hereley to be Traction Ex- 
pert of the City of Chicago to succeed 
himself. 

Adolph Burmeister to be Fish Inspec- 
tor of the City of Chicago to succeed 
himself. 



John J. Houlihan to be Inspector of 
Steam Boilers of the City of Chicago to 
succeed himself. 

Walter Scott to be Harbor Master of 
the City of Chicago to succeed himself. 

Francis B. Higgle to be Vessel Dis- 
patcher of the City of Chicago to suc- 
ceed himself. 

August Scholz to be Superintendent 
of the Randolph Street Market to suc- 
ceed himself. 

John Sehiltz to be Superintendent of 
the Dayton Street Market to succeed 
himself, 

and in these appointments I respectfully 
ask the concurrence of your Honorable 
Body. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Feed A. Busse, 

Mayor. 

Aid. Foreman moved to concur in the 
foregoing appointments. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The following communication (petition 
attached) : 

Mayor's Office, 

CiiiCAGG, April 26, 1909. 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — By virtue of the au- 
thority conferred upon me by statute, I 
nominate and appoint Charles W. An- 
drews to be Inspector of Oils, and fix his 
compensation at 6 cents for the inspec- 
tion, testing and marking of each pack- 
age, cask; barrel, tank - or other recep- 
tacle of a capacity not exceeding 52 gal- 
lons, and at the rate of 6 cents for every 
52 gallons or major fraction thereof 
which shall be contained in any pack- 
age, cas^, barrel, tank or receptacle 
tested or marked by him. 
Respectfully, 

(Signed) Fred A. Busse, 

Mayor. 

Aid. Scully moved to concur in the 
foregoing appointment. 

The motion prevailed. 



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CITY CLERK. 

The Clerk presented official bonds of 
the following appointees : 

John J. Hanberg as Commissioner of 
Public Works, in the penal sum of fifty 
thousand dollars ($50,000) with the Illi- 
nois Surety Company as surety; 

Walter H. Wilson as Comptroller, in 
the penal sum of one hundred thousand 
dollars ($100,000) with the National 
Surety Company as surety; 

Edward J. Brundage as Corporation 
Counsel, in the penal sum of five thou- 
sand dollars ($5,000) with the Illinois 
Surety Company as surety; 

William A. Evans as Commissioner of 
Health, in the penal sum of five thousand 
dollars ($5,000) with the Illinois Surety 
Company as surety; 

George M. Shippy as General Super- 
intendent of Police, in the penal sum of 
Twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) 
with the Illinois Surety Company as 
surety ; 

James Horan as Fire Marshal, in 
the penal sum of twenty-five thousand 
dollars ($25,000) with the Illinois 
Surety Company as surety ; 

E. J. Magerstadt as City Collector, in 
the penal sum of two hundred fifty 
thousand dollars ($250,000) with The 
United States Fidelity and Guaranty 
Company as surety; 

Murdoch Campbell as Commissioner of 
Buildings, in the penal sum of of twen- 
ty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) with 
The United States Fidelity and Guaranty 
Company as surety; 

William Carroll as City Electrician, in 
the penal sum of twenty thousand dol- 
lars ($20,000) with the Illinois Surety 
Company as surety; 

Paul Redieske as Deputy Commissioner 
of Public Works, in the penal sum of 
twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) 
with the Illinois Surety Company as 
surety; 

George H. White as Prosecuting At- 



torney, in the penal sum of five thousand 
dollars ($5,000) with the Illinois Surety 
Company as surety; 

William A. Coleman as Business 
Agent, in the penal sum of fifty thousand 
dollars ($50,000) with the National 
Surety Company as surety; 

L. Blake Baldwin as City Physician, 
in the penal sum of five thousand dollars 
($5,000) with the Illinois Surety Com- 
pany as surety; 

Paul P. Bird as Smoke Inspector, in 
the penal sum of ten thousand dollars 
($10,000) with the Illinois Surety Com- 
pany as surety; 

John Kjellander as Inspector of 
Weights and Measures, in the penal 
sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) 
with the National Surety Company as 
surety ; 

William B. Burke as Gas Inspector, in 
the penal sum of ten thousand dollars 
($10,000) with The National Fidelity 
and Guaranty Company as surety; 

Millard B. Hereley as Local Trans- 
portation Expert, in the penal sum of 
five thousand dollars ($5,000) with the 
Illinois Surety Company as surety; 

John J. Houlihan as Chief Inspector of 
Steam Boilers and Steam Plants, in the 
penal sum of five thousand dollars 
($5,000) with the Illinois Surety Com- 
pany as surety; 

Walter Scott as Harbor Master, in the 
penal sum of five thousand dollars 
($5,000) with the Illinois Surety Com- 
pany as surety. 

F. B. Higgle as Vessel Dispatcher, in 
the penal sum of of five thousand dollars 
($5,000) with the Illinois Surety Com- 
pany as surety; 

August Scholz as Superintendent of 
Randolph Street Market^ in the penal 
sum of two thousand dollars ($2,000) 
with the Illinois Surety Company as 
surety; 

John Schiltz as Superintendent of 
Dayton Street Market, in the penal sum 






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of two thousand dollars ($2,000) with 
the Illinois Surety Company as surety; 

Charles W. Andrews as Inspector of 
Oils, in the penal sum of ten thousand 
dollars ($10,000) with the Illinois 
Surety Company as surety. 

Aid. Foreman moved to approve the 
said bonds. 

The motion prevailed, and the said 
bonds were approved by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Dixon, Harding, Prin- 
gle. Foreman, McKenna, Sheahan, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Fick, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Cermak, Zimmer, Evans, 
Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Kora- 
leski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Bren- 
nan, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, FOell, Tay- 
lor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, Hey, 
Redwanz, Krumholz, Thomson, Dunn, 
Reinberg, Lipps, ClJlancy, Capp, Blencoe, 
Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, Mclner- 
ney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, Reading, 
Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark— 58. 

Nays — None. 

The Clerk presented the following re- 
port of acceptances, bonds, etc., under 
ordinances, filed in his office since the 
last preceding meeting of the Council: 
Office of the Glerk," 
C:hicago, April 26, 1909. 

To the Honorable, the Mayor and City 
Council : 

Gentlemen — I hereby make report of 
acceptances and bonds, under ordinances 
which have been filed in this office since 
your last preceding meeting: 

Acceptances Chicago Railways Com- 
pany, ordinance of March 29th, tracks 
on Clybourn place, ordinances (2) of 
April 12, 1909, tracks on Harrison street, 
and on South Washtenaw avenue, filed 
April 21st, 1909. 

Acceptance and bond, A. Seidler, ordi- 
nance of March 22d, 1909, canopy, filed 
April 19th, 1909. - 

Acceptance and bond, Butler Street 
Foundry and Iron Company, ordinance 



of March 1st, 1909, filed April 20th, 1909, 
switch track. 

Acceptance and bond. City Fuel Com- 
pany, ordinance of March 29th, 1909, 
switch track, filed April 20th, 1909. 

Acceptance and bond, John A. Dunn" 
Company, platform, ordinance of April 
12th, 1909, filed April 22d, 1909. 

Acceptance and bond, Hastings Ex- 
press Company, and the Atchison Per- 
forating Company, switch track, ordi- 
nance of April 12th, 1909, filed April 
22d, 1909. 

Acceptance and bond, Fenske Bros., 
ordinance of March 8th, 1909, switch 
track, filed April 22d, 1909. 

Acceptance, Illinois Central Railroad 
Company, ordinance of April 12, 1909, 
vacation of Front street, filed April 26th, 
1909. 

Acceptance and bond. Colonial Chair 
Company, under ordinance passed March 
29, 1909, for a switch track in West 
Bloomingdale avenue. 

Acceptance and bond, J. G. Conderman, 
under ordinance passed March 22, 1909, 
for a canopy, 1446-8 Belmont avenue. 

Acceptance and bond. Congress Hotel, 
under ordinance passed March 29, 1909, 
for a vault under surface of alley. 

Acceptance and bond, Marshall Field & 
Co., under ordinance passed March 15, 
1909, for a vault under surface of Quincy 
street. 

Acceptance and bond, A. G. Johnson, 
under ordinance passed March 29, 1909, 
for a railroad switch track across Bloom- 
ingdale road. 

Acceptance and bond, 0. C. S. Olsen 
Company, under ordinance passed March 
22, 1909, for a railroad switch track 
along and across Bloomingdale road. 

Acceptance and bond, Peter Reinberg, 
under ordinance passed March 22, 1909, 
for a railroad switch track across North 
Lincoln street. 

Your respectfully, 

(Signed) Francis D. Connery, 

City Clerk. 






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Whichi was ordered published and 
placed on file. 

ALSO, 

A statement of points in the contest of 
.Joseph A. Smejkal against William F. 
Ryan for the office of Alderman of the 
Thirty-fourth Ward^ which was 

Referred to the Committee on Elec- 
tions. 

ALSO, 

A communication of certain citizens 
suggesting the inadvisability of the pro- 
posed sale of automobiles belonging to 
the City of Chicago, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

ALSO, 
Claims as follows: Claims of Mrs. 
A. L. Chave for a refund of duplicate 
payment of water tax and the claims 
of Henry E. Hedeberg, receiver, and Ina 
Louise Keefer for rebate of water 
taxes; claims of George W. Jackson 
(Inc.) and Paschen Bros, for payment 
of reserves on contracts; and the 
claim of Fortune Bros. Brewing Com- 
pany for damages for injury to property 
caused by elevation of railroad tracks 
and change in grade of street, which 
were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



A communication from A. L. Gardner, 
general attorney of The Metropolitan 
West Side Elevated Railway Company 
transmitting a draft of an ordinance 
providing for the filing of a bond under 
the amendatory ordinance passed March 
29, 1909, in place of securing consent of 
the surety or sureties on the bond filed 
under the ordinance passed March 30, 
1906. 

Unanimous consent was given for the 
immediate consideration of thie said or- 
dinance. 

Aid. Foreman moved to pass the ordi- 
nance. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordi- 



nance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 
man, McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Fick, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful- 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Con- 
Ion, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell, 
Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, 
Hey, Redwanz, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—57. 

ISfays — Brennan — 1. 

The following is the ordinance as 
passed: 

ORDINANCE 

Permitting The Metropolitan West Side 
Elievated Railway Company to file 
new bond instead of consent of surety 
required by Section three of ordinance 
of March 29, 1909, amending Sections 
12 and 14 of ordinance of March 30, 
1906. 

' Whereas, In and by Section 3 of an 
ordinance of the City Council of the 
City of Chicago to The Metropolitan 
West Side Elievated Railway Company, 
passed the 29th day of March, A. D. 
1909, amending Section 12 and Section 
14 of an ordinance to said Railway Com- 
pany passed March 30, 1906, it is pro- 
vided as follows, viz.: 

"Section 3. This ordinance shall 
take effect and be in force from and 
after its acceptance by said The Metro- 
politan West Side Elevated Railway 
Company, and the filing of the consent 
of the surety or sureties upon the 
bond of said The Metropolitan West 
Side Elevated Railway Company, 
which acceptance and consent shall be 
filed with the City Clerk of the City 
of Chicago within sixty (60) days 
from the passage hereof; provided, 
however, that in the event such accept- 



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ance and consent is not so filed within 
the said sixty (60) days, then all 
the rights and privileges hereby 
granted shall be wholly null and void 
and of no effect." 

Whereas, The surety upon the bond 
in the penal sum of ten thousand dol- 
lars ($10,000.00) to the City of Chicago 
filed by said Railway Company pursu- 
ant to the provisions of said ordinance 
of March 30, 1906, and referred to in 
said Section 3 of said ordinance of March 
29, 1909, is The Metropolitan Surety 
Company ; 

Whereas, The Metropolitan Surety 
Company is now in the hands of a re- 
ceiver and the Railway Company has 
been unable to procure his consent as 
surety upon said bond to the said or- 
dinance of March 29', 1909, and to the 
acceptance thereof by the Railway Com- 
pany; 

Whereas, The Railway Company de- 
sires to accept said ordinance of March 
29, 1909^ and is willing to give a new 
bond to the City of Chicago, with surety, 
provided the consent of The Metropolitan 
Surety Company as surety in said bond 
under said ordinance of March 30, 1906, 
is waived by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago. 

Be it ordained hy the City Council of 
the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and au- 
thority are hereby given and granted to 
The Metropolitan West Side Elevated 
Railway Company to make, execute and 
deliver to the City of Chicago its bond 
in the penal sum of ten thousand dollars 
($10,000,100), with surety to be ap- 
proved by the Mayor of the City of 
Chicago, conditioned that it will observe, 
perform and carry out all the provisions 
of the ordinance of the City Council of 
the City of Chicago to The Metropolitan 
West Side Elevated Railway Company 
passed March 30, 1906, as amended by 
ordinance of the City Council of the City 
of Chicago passed March 29, 1909, and 



will forever indemnify and save harm- 
less the City of Chicago against and from 
any and all damages, including land 
and business damages, judgments, de- 
crees, costs and expenses which it may 
suffer or which may be recovered or ob- 
tained against said City for or by rea- 
son of or growing out of or resulting 
from the passage of said ordinance of 
March 30, 1906, as amended by said 
ordinance of March 29, 1909, or any mat- 
ter or thing connected therewith or with 
the exercise by said Company of the 
privileges, or any of them, in said ordi- 
nance, as amended, granted, or from any 
act or acts of said Company under or 
by virtue of the provisions of said or- 
dinance as amended. 

Section 2. The giving of said bond 
shall be in lieu of the requirement of 
said Section 3 of said ordinance of March 
29, 1909, as to the filing of the consent 
of the surety or sureties upon the bond 
of the said The Metropolitan West Side 
Elevated Railway Company given under 
ordinance of March 30, 1906^ and the said 
The Metropolitan West Side Elevated 
Railway Company, upon the giving of 
said bond, shall not be required to ob- 
tain or file the consent of the surety or 
sureties vipon the said bond heretofore 
given and filed under the said ordinance 
of March 30', 1906. 

Section 3. Upon the filing of the 
bond herein provided for with the City 
Clerk of the City of Chicago, said City 
Clerk and the Comptroller of the City 
of Chicago, or either of them, are here- 
by authorized and directed to cancel 
the said bond given under the ordinance 
of March 30, 1906, with The Metro- 
politan Surety Company as surety there- 
on. 

Section 4. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after 
its passage. 



CITY COLLECTOR. 

The Clerk presented a report submitted 



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by the City Collector, of "bar permits" 
issued under the ordinance of June 11, 
1906, since the last preceding regular 
meeting of the City Council, which was 
ordered 

Placed on file. 



CITY COMPTROLLER. 

The Clerk presented duplicate pay rolls 
submitted by the City Comptroller for 
the month of March, 1909, which were 
ordered 

Placed on file. 



CITY TREASURER. 

The Clerk presented a communication 
from John E. Traeger, retiring City 
Treasurer, which was, on motion of Aid. 
Snow, ordered published and placed on 
file: 

To the Honorable, the Mayor and Alder- 
men in City Council Assembled: 
Gentlemen — I have this day filed my 
final report as City Treasurer. As this 
period ends my connection with the office 
which I have held for two years, I may 
be pardoned in making this statement of 
some of the leading incidents of my ad- 
ministration. 

The office of City Treasurer has dur- 
ing my administration handled morei 
money than ever before in the history 
of the city. The ever increasing wealth 
and influence of our city will make the 
office of Treasurer from time to time of 
even greater importance. The volume 
of money passing through this office is 
second in amount in the United States. 
During my term of office we have in 
moneys collected and in moneys dis- 
bursed handled more than three hundred 
million dollars. This fund has been col- 
lected and disbursed by my assistants 
without the loss of a single dollar. No 
money has ever been "charged off" from 
the books of my office by reason of any 
incompetency, carelessness, or shortage of 
any one connected therewith, a record 



which challenges comparison with that 
of any other financial institution. 

INTEREST. 

The vast amount of money subject to 
the order of the Treasurer has always 
excited inquiry into the question of in- 
terest. Statutes have been enacted upon 
this subject which, however, owing to 
their newness have not covered every fea- 
ture of the system. Upon my advent into 
the office the new statute was given its 
first test. I took the position at the out- 
set, that although the law did not cover 
certain features of my office, still that 
the spirit of the law commanded that all 
interest, no matter how realized, should 
be the property of the City of Chicago, 
or of the proper fund. I have always 
taken the position that a promise to turn 
over all interest went with my election 
at the hands of the people. A large 
amount of interest is outside of the oper- 
ation of the law, and lawfully the prop- 
erty of the City Treasurer in the opinion 
of my counsel. I assert unqualifiedly 
however, that every item of interest, no 
matter how earned during my adminis- 
tration, has been credited to the city or 
to the proper fund, and that I have re- 
ceived no profit other than the regular 
salary of my office. 

Among other special funds over which 
the Treasurer is custodian and which 
the law seems to entitle him to the in- 
terest upon I note in particular the Fire- 
men's Pension Fund. On this account I 
have credited to this fund an item of 
$11,442.23 interest. I am honored to 
have been the recipient at the hands of 
the trustees of this fund of a resolution 
of January 14th, 1909, in the following 
language : 

"Resolved, That the thanks of the 
Board be extended to the City Treasurer, 
Mr. Traeger, for his comprehensive re- 
port and for the $3,640.03, interest on 
the deposit of pension funds from April 
16th to December 31st, 1907, turned into 
the fund by him, it being the first in- 
stance in which a City Treasurer showed 



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a deposit of such interest to the credit 
of the pension fund," 

When I came into the office the awards 
for the keeping of the public funds for 
the ensuing term had already been made 
to the highest bidders, as was by the 
Legislature prescribed. The city moneys 
were thus deposited in the banks at the 
rate of about 2l^%, which was the bid 
of the majority of the banks for the first 
period following the enactment of the 
law. For the last period of my office 
the banks reduced their bids and the 
City Council was compelled to award 
the funds at about 2%. I am not pre- 
pared to say that this system of award- 
ing the keeping of the funds to the high- 
est bidders is the best that could be 
devised, as it is very readily seen that 
the banks of the City by a mutual ar- 
rangement could bid even lower than 
2%, thereby compelling the City to place 
the funds with them and by this arrange- 
ment deprive the City of the fair rate 
which the funds are actually worth. 

The difference in the operation of this 
law, which governs only the city and 
school funds and the law which simply 
holds the Treasurer liable for the inter- 
est upon the special funds without pre- 
scribing how he shall award the deposit 
of the money, is shown by the fact that 
upon special funds I was able to secure 
214%, while the city and school funds 
awarded to the highest bidder only se- 
cured 2%. Both of these funds fluctuate 
with about the same rapidity. 
treasurek's bond. 

The Treasurer's bond is now fixed by 
law at $2,000,000,00, No surety com- 
pany in the city was able to write so 
large a bond. Arrangements to sign the 
bond were entered into, but owing to the 
amount of the same and the special ar- 
rangements necessary to permit so large 
an undertaking on behalf of the bond 
companies, premiums and other charges 
to be made were in the amount of 
$25,000,00 for the two years. In view 
of this fact I undertook to furnish a 



private bond. I was enabled to secure 
this bond through the kindness of some 
of my friends, who volunteered and did 
sign the bond, without charge of any 
kind, thereby saving to the City the ex- 
pense of surety bonds. I acknowledge 
a lasting debt of gratitude to these gen- 
tlemen, who expressed such confidence in 
my integrity out of purely personal in- 
terest. 

BOOKKEEPING. 

In the matter of the keeping of rec- 
ords and accounts I have established a 
system which should be continued, by 
which the complete records of every 
transaction of the City Treasurer are 
preserved, and may be referred to any 
time for any purpose. 

TRACTION SINKING FUNDS. 

An item of $2,982,746.81 is now in my 
hands as the share of the City of Chicago 
in the profits of the traction companies. 
This fund is to be preserved as a sep- 
arate fund for the purchase and con- 
struction of street railways by the city, 
should the Council so decide. In Feb- 
ruary of the present year the Comptrol- 
ler drew warrants upon me in the 
amount of $50,000.00 to be drawn from 
said fund for expense of preliminary 
work in the preparation of designs, etc., 
for a subway. 

No ordinance for a subway having yet 
been passed, I took the position that this 
fund was sacred to the actual purpose 
for which it was established and could 
,not be drawn against in the absence of 
an ordinance specifically for the build- 
ing of a subway. Mandamus proceedings 
on the part of the city to test the matter 
were then instituted, and the issue pre- 
sented to Judge Windes of the Circuit 
Court. The decision of the Circuit Court 
sustained the position which I have 
taken. This cause is now in the Su- 
preme Court, where it was appealed by 
the city. I should recommend that until 
a final disposition by the Supreme Court, 
that this fund be kept intact and sacred 
to the purposes of its original creation. 



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Arrangements should be made for the se- 
curing of a larger rate of interest upon 
this fund. Two per cent now paid upon 
this fund is entirely too small in view 
of its permanency. The council could 
provide for the deposit of this fund un- 
der the conditions which regular savings 
deposits are made, and, thereby secure 
the three per cent interest paid upon sav- 
ings deposits. 

CONCLUSION. 

My administration has been marked by 
harmony with all departments of the 
city government and the City Council. 
The various financial institutions of the 
City of Chicago have treated my office 
with consideration and have received at 
my hands every courtesy which the du- 
ties of the office would permit. I owe a 
debt of gratitude to every employee and 
attendant of my office for their compe- 
tency which has made the conduct of the 
office easy, and for their loyalty which 
has made my position a pleasant one. 

I conclude the trust given me by the 
people with the hope that my conduct 
has met with their approval and with a 
feeling that I have done my utmost to 
merit the confidence which they reposed 
in me. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) John E. Traeger, 

City Treasurer. 

April 21st, 1909. 



COMMISSIONER OF PUBLIC WORKS. 

The Clerk presented a communication 
submitted by the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works, concerning bids for A. J. Shu- 
man's composite wood and asphalt pave- 
ments for bridges and viaducts, and con- 
cerning award of contract for same, 
which w^as 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

ALSO, 

The following communication: 



Department of Public Works,") 
Chicago, April 26, 1909. f 

To the Honorahle, the Mayor and City 
Council : 

Gentlemen — I transmit herewith 
draft of an ordinance prepared by the 
Law Department that the Pittsburgh, Ft. 
Wayne and Chicago Railroad Company 
and the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy 
Railroad Company, within ten days after 
the passage and approval of this ordi- 
nance, proceed to repair 12th street via- 
duct in accordance with plans now on 
file in the office of the Commissioner of 
Public Works and in accordance with 
specifications made a part of this ordi- 
nance. 

As the viaduct referred to is greatly 
in need of repairs, I respectfully ask the 
passage of the ordinance without any un- 
necessary delay. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John J'. Hanberg, 

Commissioner of Public Works, 
(Signed) By Paul Redieske, 

Deputy Commissioner. 

Unanimous consent was given for the 
immediate consideration of the ordinance 
submitted with the foregoing communica- 
tion. 

Aid. Foreman moved to pass the said 
ordinance. 

The motion prevailed and the said or- 
dinance was passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 
man, McKenna^ Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson^ Fick^ Hurt,^ 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful- 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Con- 
Ion, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell,. 
Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, 
Hey, Redwanz, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp,. 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher^ 



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Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—57. 

'Nays — Brennan — 1. 

The following is the ordinance as 
passed : 

Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That said Council deem 
the work hereinafter described necessary: 
Section 2. That the Pittsburgh, Ft. 
Wayne and Chicago Railroad Company 
and the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy 
Railroad Company, within ten (10) days 
after the passage and approval of this 
ordinance, proceed to repair 12th street 
viaduct in accordance with plans now on 
file in the office of the Commissioner of 
Public Works of the City of Chicago and 
marked "Repair of Approaches to 12th 
St. viaducts from Canal St. E. to W. 
end of C. T. T. R. R. bridge." 

Section 3. That said work be done in 
accordance with the following specifica- 
tions : 

specifications 
For paving with No. 2 granite block; 
building concrete retaining walls, 
and building wooden sidewalks on 
West 12th street, from the east line 
of Canal street east to the w^est end 
of viaduct bridge over the Chicago 
Terminal Transfer Railroad. 
Requiring approximately the follow- 
ing quantities upon which bids must be 
submitted : 

No. 2 granite block pavement com- 
plete: 2,200 square yards, more or 
less. 

Concrete retaining wall, 1,900 cubic 
yards, more or less. 

Wooden sidewalks (as shown on 
plans) : 36,000 B. M,, more or less. 

Repair of rubble masonry wall: 20 
cubic yards, more or less. 

Portland cement plastering of rubble 
masonry walls: 300 square yards, 
more or less. 

Two (2) eatch basins, more or less. 



Adjusting of two (2) catch basins, 
more or less. 

Rema7-ks. 

There are two street car tracks on 
West 12th street. The present pave- 
ment consists of old granite blocks on 
a dirt foundation. 

The quantities as shown may be in- 
creased or diminished and are inserted 
for the purpose of approximation only. 

Granite block pavement shall be com- 
plete in place and must include remov- 
ing the present blocks and bringing 
the sub-grade to grade. 

Work on retaining walls must in- 
clude removing the present retaining 
walls, sidewalks and whatever exca- 
vation is necessary to put the new con- 
crete wall, as shown on plans, on a 
solid clay foundation. 

All water used in carrying out these 
specifications must be paid for in ac- 
cordance with the city's water ordi- 
nances. 

Retaining Wall, Alignment, Position 
and Grades. 

Lines and grades will approximate 
the following: Base of wall will be 
placed about 4 feet above Chicago 
datum; top of wall on the north side 
of 12th street at the east end of the 
viaduct bridge over Stewart avenue 
will join wdth the floor of the bridge 
at an elevation of plus 26.0 and shall 
extend easterly on a descending gra- 
dient of about 31/2 feet per 100 feet 
to a point about 50 feet west of the 
W'Cst line of Holden street, at which 
point the elevation of the top of the 
wall wall be plus 17.2; thence easterly 
on an ascending gradient of about 2.2 
feet per 100 feet to the west en. I of 
the Chicago Terminal Transfer Rail- 
road bridge joining with the floor of 
the bridge at an elevation of plus 22.0. 

The base of the wall on the south 
side of 12th street will be placed at an 
elevation of about 4 feet above Chi- 
cago datum. Top of w^all at the east 



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curb line of Holden street at an ele- 
vation of plus 19.2 ; thence easterly 
on an ascending gradient of about 2.2 
feet per 100 feet to the west end of 
the Chicago Terminal Transfer Rail- 
road bridge joining with the floor of 
the bridge at an elevation of plus 
22.0. 

Excavation. 

The old curb wall shall be removed 
and the ground excavated in open 
trenches to the width and depth nec- 
essary for the proper construction of 
the retaining walls as shown on the 
plans. 

The excavation shall not be unneces- 
sarily advanced beyond the completed 
work. All surplus material not needed 
for back filling shall be removed from 
the street as rapidly as excavated. 
The ditch must be kept dry by some 
approved means. 

^Maintenance of Service Connections. 

During the progress of the work all 
water mains, water service pipes, fire 
plugs, or other water connections must 
be maintained; also all sewers, house 
drains, or other service connections; 
also all electric conduits which may be 
disturbed during the progress of the 
work and all of the water mains; 
water service pipes, fire plugs or elec- 
tric conduits, or other water connec- 
tions such as sewers, house drains, or 
other service connections must be left 
in a proper and serviceable condition, 
equal in efficiency to their condition 
before the commencement of the op- 
erations. 

Bach-Filling. 

As soon as the frames are removed 
the retaining wall shall be back-filled, 
the material removed in excavating 
may be used in so far as necessary 
in the back-filling. The back-filling 
shall be distributed in layers not to 
exceed one foot in thickness and thor- 
ou'ghly tamped and consolidated by 
some approved means so that the pave- 



ment shall be properly supported when 
placed thereon. The back-filling shall 
be placed as specified without extra 
cost above the price bid per cubic 
yard of concrete retaining wall. 

Material to Be Used in New Retaining 
Wall. 

Stone — Stone shall be of the best 
quality of limestone broken so as not 
to measure more than 2 inches nor 
less than ^ inch in any dimension. 
Said stone shall be clean, dry, free 
from dust or dirt and shall be de- 
posited upon platforms and kept clean 
until used. 

Cement — The cement shall be an ap- 
proved Portland cement. All cement 
shall be fully protected from the 
weather until used. 

Sand — Sand shall be of the best 
grade of torpedo sand; clean, coarse 
and sharp and shall not contain over 
thirty per cent of voids. 

Miocing and Laying of Concrete. 

Concrete shall be mixed on a suit- 
able water-tight mixing board or by 
approved mixing machines, in the fol- 
lowing proportions: One (1) part 
cement; three (3) parts of sand and 
six (6) parts of broken stone by 
volume. Not over six inches of con- 
crete shall be laid without thoroughly 
tamping until a film of water appears 
on the surface. The concrete shall not be 
dropped over 8 feet. No concrete shall 
be laid during freezing weather. No 
concrete or mortar shall be retempered. 
The walls shall be built in sections not 
less than 10 feet nor more than 30 
feet in length and a % inch joint 
shall be left between the sections. The 
section of the wall to conform to cer- 
tain plans on file in the office of the 
Commissioner of Public Works and 
marked "Repair of Approaches to 12th 
St. viaducts, from Canal St. E. to 
W. end of C. T. T. R. R. bridge." The 
framing shall be strong, straight and 
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the concrete is tamped. The concrete 
shall be left in the frames seven days 
before the removal of the framing to 
allow a perfect set. The rubble stone 
of the present retaining wall shall be 
allowed to be used in building the 
new concrete retaining wall. Pro- 
vided, the stone is used in accordance 
with the following rules. 

Rules. 

1. Stone shall be placed approxi- 
mately in horizontal layers. 

2. Layers of stone shall be separat- 
ed from each other by at least six 
inches of concrete. 

3. Stones in each layer shall be 
separated from each other by at least 
six inches in every direction. The 
space between the stone being filled 
with concrete thoroughly rammed into 
place. 

4. No stone in any layer shall be 
placed nearer than four inches to the 
finished face of the wall nor to the 
back of the wall. 

5. No large stones shall be placed 
in the first layer (eighteen inches in 
thickness) of the retaining wall un- 
less placed at a distance of at least 
four feet from the front of the toe. 

6. No weathered stone shall be in- 
corporated in the new wall. 

7. All stone before being placed 
must be thoroughly cleaned by the 
use of wire brushes and thoroughly 
wetted. 

8. No stone shall be placed above 
the line marked C. C. on the plans. 

Curl). 

The curb shall be a part of the re- 
taining wall and flush with the road- 
way side of the retaining wall. The 
set curb shall be nine inches thick 
throughout, except at the upper face 
corner which is to be rounded to a 
radius of one and one-half inch, as 
shown on plans. 

The top of said curb and the face 



of the said curb for a distance of 
eight inches from the top thereof shall 
be finished with a one-half inch coat- 
ing of mortar and troweled to a 
smooth, even and glossy surface. Said 
coat of mortar shall be composed of 
one part of cement as described in 
these specifications and one part of 
clean torpedo sand as described in 
these specifications. The said curb 
shall be a part of said retaining wall 
and shall be constructed at the same 
price per cubic yard as bid for the 
construction of the retaining wall. 

Sidewalks. 

A new wooden sidewalk shall be 
built on the north side of West 12th 
street, from the east end of bridge 
over Stewart avenue to the west end 
of the bridge over the Chicago Ter- 
minal Transfer Railroad. Also on the 
south side of West 12th street, from 
the east line of Holden street to the 
west end of the bridge over the Chi- 
cago Terminal Transfer Railroad. 

Sidewalk shall be built as shown on 
plans and herein more fully described. 

Posts supporting cross timbers or 
floor beams shall be 8x8 inch posts 
resting on 4x12 inch hemlock plank 
3 feet long; one post being required 
to support the outer end of each cross 
timber. Cross timbers or floor beams 
shall be 3x14 inches and shall be 
spaced about 7% inch centers, one end 
to rest in a notch in the retaining 
wall and the other end to be let into 
the post and well spiked to the same. 
There shall be eight lines of joists 
3x6 inches on approximately twenty- 
two inch centers. Sidewalk planking 
shall be two inches thick, surfaced on 
top; laid close together with an in- 
cline of one inch in three feet and 
spiked with 20d nails in each plank 
to each joist. 

Railing along the new sidewalks 
shall be built with 4x4 inch stanchions 
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capped with a 3x6 inch hand rail dressed 
with top beveled and upper corners 
rounded. Two rail strips 2x6 inches 
shall be halved into the stanchions be- 
tween the sidewalk. and the hand rail. 
Lumber for railing shall be surfaced 
on four sides. All lumber for the 
sidewalks shall be of the best quality 
common yellow pine lumber (except 
where hemlock is specified) live and 
sound; free from wind shakes, loose 
or decayed knots, worm holes or other 
defects. 

Gurli Wall Repairs. 
The back of the wall shall be cleaned 
by wire brushing and plastered at 
least one-half inch thick with mortar 
composed of one (1) part of Portland 
cement and two (2) parts of clean, 
coarse, sharp sand. The sand and ce- 
ment to be first thoroughly mixed 
dry and then sufficiently moistened 
with water to form a thick mortar. 
The mortar must be used immediately 
after mixing and no mortar which has 
once set shall be used. 

Pavement. 
A No. 2 granite pavement on a six- 
inch concrete foundation shall be 
placed on West 12th street from the 
east curb line of Canal street to the 
west end of the bridge over the Chi- 
cago Terminal Transfer Railroad 
tracks, except the central sixteen feet 
now occupied by the street car tracks. 

Preparation of Sub-Grade. 

The roadway shall be brought to 
sub-grade by cutting or filling as may 
'be necessary. Said sub-grade shall be 
13 inches below and parallel with the 
top of the finished pavement after 
having been thoroughly compacted and 
secured from further settlement by 
flooding, ramming, rolling or other 
means. 

Concrete Foundation for . Pavement)^ 

On the sub-grade as prepared shall 

be laid a foundation of Portland ce- 



ment concrete to a uniform thickness 
of six inches. 

Cement and Sand — ^The cement and 
sand used for founjdation purposes 
shall be of the same quality and sub- 
ject to the same tests as the cement 
and sand specified for use in the re- 
taining wall. 

Stone — The crushed stone used in 
making the concrete shall be of the 
best quality of limestone free from 
dust and dirt; broken so as to not 
measure more than 2 inches nor less 
than 1 inch in any dimension. 

The stone when delivered on the 
street shall be kept clean until used. 

Mixing and Laying of Concrete. 
The concrete shall be mixed on mov- 
able tight iron platforms of such size 
as shall accommodate the manipula- 
tions hereinafter specified. 

The cement, sand and stone shall be 
mixed in the following proportions: 
One (1) part of cement, three (3) 
parts of sand and seven (7) parts of 
crushed stone. The sand and cement 
shall be thoroughly mixed dry, to 
which sufficient water shall be added 
and then made into a stiff mortar. 
The crushed stone shall then be imme- 
diately incorporated^ in the mortar 
and the mass thoroughly mixed, add- 
ing water from time to time as the 
mixing progresses, until each particle 
of stone is covered with mortar. 

The concrete shall be removed from 
the platform with shovels and deposit- 
ed in a layer on the roadway in such 
quantities that after being rammed in 
place it shall be of the required thick- 
ness and the upper surface shall be 
true and smooth and seven (7") inch- 
es below and parallel with the top 
of the finished pavement. 

During the progress of the work 
the sub-grade must he kept moist. 

The concrete shall be sprinkled so 
as to prevent checking in hot weather, 
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at all times, and shall lay at least 
seven days before being covered with 
the wearing surface, or a longer time 
if deemed necessary. 

Sand Cushion. 

Upon the concrete foundation shall 
be spread a layer of sand in suoh 
quantity as to insure when compacted 
a uniform thickness of two (2") 
inches. 

On surfacing said layer of sand 
guides and templets shall be used. 
Granite Block. 

Upon the sand cushion shall be set 
syenite or granite paving blocks hav- 
ing a uniform grain and texture, with- 
out lamination or stratification, and 
free from an excess of mica or feld- 
spar. 

The blocks shall measure from 
three and one-half (Si/g") inches 
to four (4") inches in width, 
eight (8") inches to ten (10") 
inches in length and five (5") inches 
in depth, and be so dressed as to have 
substantially rectangular, plane sur- 
faces, so that when the blocks are in 
place the joints at the ends and sides 
shall average one-fourth {%") inch 
in width. Soft or weather worn stones 
obtained from the surface of the quar- 
ry, and stones which wear to a polish 
under traffic shall not be used. 

The blocks shall be laid in uniform 
courses across the roadway between the 
gutters (except at the intersections of 
the streets where they shall be laid 
at an angle of forty-five degrees with 
the center line thereof) and the space 
between the blocks, when in place, 
shall in no case be less than one- 
eighth (Vs") inch nor more than five- 
eighths (%") inch. Each course shall 
consist of blocks of the same width, 
and be so laid that all longitudinal 
joints shall be broken by a lap of at 
least three (3") inches. 

The spaces shall be immediately 
filled to within two (2") inohes of the 



top of the blocks with dry gravel free 
from loam and dirt, and the blocks 
rammed to a true surface and firm 
bed with a seventy-five (75) pound 
rammer of approved shape. No 
cracked or chipped blocks shall remain 
in the pavement. 

After ramming, the spaces between 
the blocks are to be completely filled 
with a paving pitch which is the di- 
rect result of the distillation of 
"straight run" coal tar, and of suoh 
quality and consistency as shall be 
approved by the 'Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works. The pitch must be used at 
a temperature of not less than 280 
degrees Fahrenheit and be spread in 
such quantity so as to apply two (2) 
gallons to each square yard of pave- 
ment. 

Immediately after the spreading of 
the paving pitch, and while it is still 
hot, the blocks shall be covered to a 
depth of not less than three-quarters 
(%") inch with dry roofing gravel. 
This gravel must be entirely free from 
sand or loam, and not to exceed one- 
half (%") inch in size. All gravel 
must be clean, washed, dried and heat- 
ed enough to prevent the chilling of 
the pitch. 

The tarring and top dressing must 
be completed each day to within five 
(5') feet of the face of the blocking. 
Headers. 

At the end lof each intersecting 
street and alley wing there shall be 
placed a "header" extending from curb 
to curb, and so dressed as to conform 
to the crown of the pavement. The 
"header" shall be constructed of three 
by twelve (3x12") inch oak plank, 
properly supported by six (6") inch 
split cedar posts, three (3') feet in 
length, firmly set in the ground and 
spaced not more than five (5') feet 
apart. 

Cross Walks. 

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ment four (4) cross walks at each 
street intersection, three ( 3 ) at each 
half intersection and one (1) across 
each and every alley wing and one ( 1 ) 
at the middle of each long block. The 
cross walks shall consist of three (3) 
rows of granite flag stones spaced eigh- 
teen (18") inches apart. The 
flagstones shall be of the best quality 
of granite, free from sand pockets, 
drill holes, seams, or other defects, 
eighteen (18") inches wide, five (5"j 
inches in thickness and not less than 
three (3'') feet in length except where 
shorter stones may be necessary to 
make closures, and shall be "bush- 
hammered" on top, and the sides and 
ends pitched and dressed to a line so 
as to make close joints. They shall 
be firmly bedded in sand and well 
rammed to a uniform surface. 

A gutter nine (9") inches in the 
clear width shall be constructed at the 
ends of the cross walks by setting 
granite curbing in the roadway nine 
(9") inches from and parallel with 
the curb line. The granite curbing 
must be four ( 4" ) inches thick and 
twenty (20") inches deep, and the 
length of the curbing shall be within 
two (2^) feet of the width of the 
abutting sidewalk space; provided, 
however, that the minimum length of 
said curbing shall be six (6-') feet. 
'New Catch Basins. 

All catch basins are to be circular 
in section and four feet in internal 
diameter. ' They are to be built of two 
rings of brick upon a floor of two-inch 
pine plank, closely jointed. The bricks 
in the inner ring ( excepting the top 
and bottom header courses) are to be 
set vertically. The outer ring may be 
of bats as far as broken bricks on 
hand will go, otherwise whole bricks 
are to be used. The brick work shall 
be seven feet two inches deep; the 
top of the brick Avork shall be two 
feet in internal diameter, being drawn 
in by nine header courses, and an iron 



cover set thereon. The catch basins 
are to be connected to the sewer with 
nine-inch tile pipe and trapped with 
nine-inch half-traps, the bottom of the 
trap^ to be set three feet six inches 
above the floor of the basins. 

The price bid per new catch basin shall 
include the cost of the catch basin com- 
plete, including the iron cover and 
not to exceed sixteen feet of tile pipe. 

Old Catch Basins. 
The covers of the catch basins shall 
be taken off and the upper courses 
of the brickwork removed and the 
brickwork built up and cover set as 
follows: The covers of the catch ba- 
sins shall be taken off and the upper 
courses of the brickwork removed if 
they be defective or if it be necessary 
to set the covers at a lower 'grade; if 
it be necessary to raise the covers 
more than six inches the upper header 
courses shall be removed until the in- 
ternal diameter of the brickwork shall 
be two feet and six inches and the 
catch basins shall be built up with 
new brickwork to the proper grade 
and an iron cover set thereon, using 
the old cover if it be in a suitable 
condition. The catch basins shall be 
cleaned out, and all open joints filled 
with fresh mortar. When necessary 
the new brickwork shall be drawn over 
to one side so that the cover shall 
occupy its proper position with ref- 
erence to the curb. When the catch 
basin is not located in the line of 
the gutter a nine-inch inlet pipe shall 
connect the catch basin with a suitable 
inlet constructed next to the curb. 

Covers. 

The contractor shall set all covers 
to the correct grade in a bed of mor- 
tar on top of the brick work above 
specified. 

All new covers shall be of a good 
grade of cast-iron. The curb shall 
weigh not less than 350 pounds, and 
the lid, if of iron, shall weigh not 



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COMMUNICATIONS, ETC. 



Ill 



less than 120 pounds, provided that 
if the catchbasins are to be built in 
the parkways lighter covers may be 
used, weighing not less than 140 
pounds. The covers and iron lids 
shall be of the size and form of the 
iron covers and lids as shown on 
plans on file in the office of the Board 
of Local Improvements. 
Masonry. 

The bricks must be clean and thor- 
oughly wet before being laid; the most 
perfectly formed bricks and those with 
the smoothest surfaces are to be used 
in the inside courses, the smoothest 
edge of the brick being laid to the 
face. 

No joint shall exceed one-half of an 
inch in thickness, and all joints on 
face shall be trowel-struck. 
Pipe Laying. 

Each pipe is to be laid on a firm 
bed, and in perfect conformity with 
the line and levels given. The ends 
of the pipes are to abut close against 
each other in such a manner that there 
shall be no shoulder or want of uni- 
formity of surface on the interior of 
the drain. The rings are to be placed 
centrally around the joints of the 
pipes. The joints between the rings 
and the pipes are to be as uniform 
as possible in thickness and thorough- 
ly filled with mortar. Each joint is 
to be wiped clean of mortar on the in- 
side before another length of pipe is 
laid. 

Mortar. 
The mortar shall be made by care- 
fully measuring and thoroughly in- 
corporating one part of natural cement 
with two parts of clean, sharp sand 
in dry state, and mixed with clean 
water to the proper consistency, and 
shall be used while fresh, and the use 
of mortar which has been set and then 
retempered will not be allowed. The 
mortar used in laying pipe sewers 
shall be of pure cement, mixed and 
used as above specified. 



Bricks. 
The bricks shall be of the best qual- 
ity for the purpose for which they are 
intended, uniform in quality, sound 
and hard-burned, free from lime and 
cracks, and to ihave a clear, ringing 
sound when struck, whole and Avith 
edges full and square, and of standard 
dimensions, viz.: 8x4x21/4 inches. They 
shall be of compact texture, and after 
being thoroughly dried and immersed 
in water for twenty-four hours shall 
not absorb more than fifteen (15) 
per cent in weight of water. 
Pipe. 
The pipe shall be straight, smooth 
and sound, thoroughly burned and vit- 
rified, well glazed, free from lumps 
or other imperfections, and with the 
least possible variation from the 
specified dimension or true cylindrical 
shape. All straight pipe must be 
straight in the direction of the axis 
of the cylinder, and the inner and 
outer surfaces of each pipe must be 
concentric. The thickness of the pipe 
shall be seven-eighths (%) of an inch, 
with a limit of variation either way 
not exceeding one-eighth (i/g) of an 
inch, 

Bach-Filling. 
The earth must be carefully replaced 
around all man-holes and catch basins 
and over all tile pipe laid under this 
contract in such a manner that no 
further settlement will take place, and 
it must be thoroughly rammed with 
suitable rammers or puddled with 
water. 

Draining Intersecting Streets. 
Wherever the grade of the new 
pavement is such as to interfere with 
the drainage of intersecting streets 
into existing catch-basins, additional 
brick inlets shall be built at the outer 
edges of the new pavement and con- 
nected to the catch-basins with nine- 
inch tile. 
Section 4. In the event that said 



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April 26, 1909. 



Pittsburgh, Ft. Wayne & Chicago Rail^ 
road Company and said Chicago, Bur- 
lington & Quincy Railroad Company shall 
fail to begin the work of making said 
repairs in the manner provided by Sec- 
tion 3 of this ordinance after they are 
notified so to do by the Commissioner of 
Public Works said Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to immediately proceed to make 
the repairs provided for by Section 3 
of this ordinance and the expense there- 
of shall be charged to and paid by the 
Pittsburgh^ Ft. Wayne & Chicago Rail- 
road Company and the Chicago, Burling- 
ton and Quincy Railroad Company, share 
and share alike, and the amount so 
expended, unless paid by said companies 
to said City of Chicago on demand, shall 
be recovered from said Pittsburgh, Ft. 
Wayne & Chicago Railroad Company 
and said Chicago, Burlington & Quincy 
Railroad Company by the City of Chi- 
cago in any proper action instituted 
therefor. 

Section 5. In the event that said 
Pittsburgh, Ft. Wayne & Chicago Rail- 
road Company and said Chicago, Bur- 
lington & Quincy Railroad Company shall 
fail to make said repairs in Section 3 
provided for, and in consequence thereof 
the Commissioner of Public Works shall 
make said repairs as in Section 4 pro- 
vided for, then and in sucK event said 
Pittsburgh, Ft. Wayne & Chicago Rail- 
road Company and said Chicago, Bur- 
lington & Quincy Railroad Company 
shall pay to the City of Chicago as 
compensation for making said repairs, 
ten per cent (10%) of the amount so ex- 
pended, which shall, unless paid by said 
Pittsburgh, Ft. Wayne & Chicago Rail- 
road Company and said Chicago, Burling- 
ton & Quincy Railroad Company to said 
City of Chicago be recovered by said 
City of Chicago from said Pittsburgh, 
Ft. Wayne & Chicago Railroad Com- 
pany and said Chicago, Burlington & 
Quincy Railroad Company in the man- 
ner and together with the amount so 



expended for said repairs in any action 
instituted therefor. 

Section 6. This ordinance shall be in 
force and effect from and after its pas- 
sage and approval. 

ALSO, 

The following communication : 

Department of Public Woeks,] 
- Chicago, April 26, 1909. C 
To the Honorable, the Mayor and City 

Council : 

Gentlemen — I enclose herewith eight 
switch track ordinances granting per- 
mission to maintain switch tracks to 
the Chicago & Northwestern Railway 
Company, the Barber Asphalt Paving Co., 
City Fuel Company, Phillip Henne, Paul 
Populorum, the Chicago Fire Brick Com- 
pany, Adele Dinet, and Kurz-Downey 
Company, the Union Wire Mattress Com- 
pany, John M. Barry, Fred D. Smith and 
the Merchants National Bank in liquida- 
tion, F. W. Crosby, trustee. 

The first seven ordinances are for 
switch tracks connecting with the North- 
Avestern Railway Company in Fleetwood 
street. The original ordinance, which 
has already expired, did not provide for 
any compensation. 

The last named ordinance is for switch 
track in Cherry avenue in connection 
with the C, M. & St. P. Railway. 

The early passage of the same will in- 
crease the revenue of the City about 
$2,000.00 per annum. 

Yours truly, 
(Signed) H. V. McauEEEN, 

Supt., Bureau of Compensation. 
Approved : 

John J. Hanberg, 

Commissioner. 

Aid. Snow moved to refer the ordi- 
nances submitted with the foregoing com- 
munication to the Committee on Lo- 
cal Industries, 

The motion prevailed. 



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REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



113 



DEPARTMENT OF LOCAL TRANS- 
PORTATION. 

The Clerk presented the annual report 
of the Department of Local Transporta- 
tion for the year ending Dec. 31, 1908, 
which was ordered 

Placed on file. 



BOARD OF LOCAL IMPROVEMENTS. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted an ordinance establishing the 
grades of sundry streets. 

Which was, by unanimous consent, ta- 
ken up for consideration and passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — ^Ooughlin, Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 
man, McKenna^, Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson^ Fick, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful- 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Con- 
Ion, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell, 
Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, 
Hey, Eedwanz, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Eeinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
— 57. 

Nays — Brennan — 1. 

ALSO, 

A list of assessment rolls filed in the 
County Court April 16, 1909, for final 
hearing May 7, 1909, which was ordered 

Placed on file. . 



REPORTS OF VARIOUS COMMITTEES 
TO THE COUNCIL. 

FINANCE. 

The Committee on Finance submitted 
the following report, which was, on mo- 
tion of Aid Snow, deferred and ordered 
published : 

Chicago, April 26, 1909. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Finance to whom 



was referred matter of sale of city 
automobiles, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report 
and recommend the passage of the fol- 
lowing ordinance: 

Whereas, Ten automobiles, now the 
property of the City of Chicago, are no 
longer necessary for the use of said city 
and their retention is not for the best 
interests of said city, and whereas au- 
tomobile service is, from time to time, 
necessary for the use of the employes, 
agents and officers of the City of Chi- 
cago in the performance of their duties; 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the City Comptroller 
be and he is hereby authorized to adver- 
tise for bids for the sale of the following 
described city property: 

One Studebaker, 1906 Model G, seating 
five persons; one Studebaker, 1906 Model 
G, seating five persons; one Stoddard 
Dayton, 1905, seating five persons; one 
Auto Car, 1906, seating five persons; 
one Ford, 1907, runabout; one Home- 
made Car, 1908, seating five persons; 
one Mitchell, 1908, seating five persons; 
one Mitchell, 1908, seating five persons; 
one Mitchell, 1908, runabout; one Royal 
Tourist, 1906, seating five persons. 

Section 2. Said advertisement shall 
require said. bids to state the purchase 
price of said automobiles aggregately for 
all of said automobiles or separately for 
each of said automobiles. 

Section 3. The City Comptroller be 
and he is hereby further authorized to 
advertise for bids for automobile service 
for the use of the employes, agents and 
officers of the City of Chicago for the 
fiscal year ending December 31, 1909, 
which said bids shall state the price at 
which aforesaid automobiles will be re- 
ceived in payment of the amount for 
which said service will be furnished. 

Section 4. This ordinance shall take 



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REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



April 26, 1909. 



effect and be in force from and after its 
passage. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) B. W. Snow, 

Chairman. 



The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Snow, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, April 26, 1909. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Finance to whom 
was referred communication from City 
Comptroller in re premiums on surety 
bonds furnished by city officials and em- 
ployes, having had the same under ad- 
visement, beg leave to report and recom- 
mend the passage of the following order : 
Ordered, That the City Comptroller be 
and he is hereby authorized to pay the 
premiums on all surety bonds furnished 
by city officials and employes, from Mis- 
cellaneous Receipts for the year 1909, 
in accordance with his request, dated 
April 23d, 1909, attached hereto. 
Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) B. W. Snow, 

Chairman. 

also, 

The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. SnoAV, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, April 26, 1909. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance to whom 
was referred order to install fire plug in 
Sheffield avenue (referred February 15, 
1909), having had the same under ad- 
visement, beg leave to report and recom- 
mend the passage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby au- 



thorized, in accordance with his recom- 
mendation of April 3d, 1909, attached 
hereto, to install and maintain fire 
hydrant on Sheffield avenue, between 
Wellington and Barry avenues. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) B. W. Snow, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid, Snow, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished: 

Chicago, April 26, 1909. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance to whom 
was referred claim of 'J. W. Atkin for 
damages account of burst water main 
(re-referred November 30, 1908); hav- 
ing had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the pas- 
sage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby au- 
thorized and directed to issue a voucher 
in favor of J. W. Atkin in the sum of 
fifteen and twenty-five one-hundredths 
dollars ($15.25), same to be in full of all 
claims for damages which he may have 
against the city of whatever kind or na- 
ture arising from or growing out of the 
bursting of water main on May 2, 1908, 
in EIrie street, between Lincoln Park 
Boulevard and Rush street, and the 
Comptroller is ordered to pay the same 
from appropriation heretofore made for 
payment of damages from such causes. 
Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) B. W. Snow, 

Chairman. 

also, 

The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Snow, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished: 



April 20, 1909. 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



ii: 



Chicago, April 26, 1909. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance to whom 
Avas referred claim of Thomas Bedford 
for compensation for personal injuries 
(referred November 30, 1908), having 
had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the pas- 
sage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller 
be and he is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to pay to Thomas Bedford the 
sum of One Hundred Six and iFifty One- 
Hundredths Dollars ($106.50), same to 
be in full of all claims of whatever kind 
or nature arising from or growing out 
of injuries sustained by said Thomas 
Bedford on October 31, 1908, at Irving 
Park Boulevard and Robey street, being 
struck by police patrol wagon, and 
charge same to the Finance Committee 
Fund, appropriations, 1909. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) B. W. Snow, 

Chairman. 
also, 

The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Snow, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished: 

Chicago, April 26, 1909. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in City Council Assembled : 

Your Committee on Finance to whom 
was referred communication from Board 
of Local Improvements in re salary of 
Charles C. Blair, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report 
and recommend the passage of the fol- 
lowing order: 

Ordered, That the Board of Local Im- 
provements be and it is hereby author- 
ized, in accordance with its request of 
April 20, 1909, attached hereto, to issue 
a voucher in the sum of Twenty-nine and 
Seventy One-hundredths Dollars ($29.70) 
in favor of Mrs. Charles C. Blair, being 



the amount of wages due Charles C. 
Blair, deceased, and the Comptroller is 
ordered to pay the same from the salary 
appropriations for the Board of Local 
Improvements. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) B. W. Snow, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Snow, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, April 26, 1909. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in City Council Assembled; 

Your Committee on Finance to whom 
was referred claim of John Blake for 
wages (referred February 1, 1909), hav- 
ing had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the pas- 
sage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be 
and he is hereby authorized to issue a 
voucher in favor of John Blake for one 
month's wages, withheld on account of 
absence from duty as arc lamp trimmer 
on account of illness, and the Comp- 
troller is ordered to pay the same from 
the appropriations for salary in the De- 
partment of Electricity. 

This action is based upon the recom- 
mendation of the City Electrician, dated 
March 24, 1909, attached hereto. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) B. W. Snow, 

ChairmOAi. 

also. 

The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. SnoAV, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, April 26, 1909. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Finance to whom 



lie 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



April 26, 1909. 



was referred claim of Ira N, Cobe for re- 
fund of money deposited to cover 
deficiency in special assessment warrant 
24068, naving had the same under ad- 
visement, beg leave to report and recom- 
mend the passage of the .following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby author 
ized and directed to issue a water pipe 
deposit certificate in the sum of Fifteen 
Hundred Forty-seven and Fifty One- 
hundredths Dollars ($1,547.50) in favor 
of Paul 0. Stensland & Co. to cover the 
amount deposited by said Paul O. Stens- 
land & Co. to cover deficiency in special 
assessment warrant 24068 for laying 
water supply pipes in West Irving Park 
Boulevard, North Central Park Avenue, 
etc., upon the surrender to the city of 
this original deposit receipt, dated Sep- 
tember 16, 1899, for the said amount. 

This certificate is ordered issued be- 
cause the water mains laid under said 
special assessment are pajdng the neces- 
sary revenue and the larger portion of 
said assessment has been refunded. 
Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) B. W. Snow, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Snow, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, April 26, 1909. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Finance to whom 
was referred claim of Dow -Carpenter 
Coal Co. for refund of compensation for 
scale and switch track (referred March 
27, 1909), having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report and rec- 
ommend the passage of the following 
order : 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller 
be and he is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to pay to Dow- Carpenter Coal 



Company the sum of Eighty-two and 
Fifty One -hundredths Dollars (82.50), 
being amount collected for compensation 
for scale in roadway on the south side 
of Seventy-first street, fifteen feet west 
of Madison avenue under ordinance of 
February 10, 1908, and for switch track 
across Seventy-first street connecting 
with B. & 0. R, R., ordinances for said 
privileges having been repealed on March 
22, 1909, as shown at page 3498 of the 
proceedings of that date, and charge 
same to the Finance Committee Fund, 
appropriations 1909. 

This action is taken in accordance 
with the recommendation of the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works, dated April 9, 
1909, attached hereto. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) B. W. Snow, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Snow, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished: 

Chicago, April 26, 1909. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance to whom 
was referred claim of Charles W. Kot- 
cher for compensation for damage to 
barge "Mike Corry" (referred February 
3, 1908), having had the same tinder ad- 
visement, beg leave to report and recom- 
mend the passage of the following order: 

Cindered, That the Corporation Coun- 
sel be and he is hereby authorized, in 
accordance with his recommendation of 
April 3, 1909, attached hereto, to allow 
judgment to be taken against the city in 
favor of Charles W. Kotcher in the sum 
of Five Hundred, Twenty-two and Forty 
One-hundredths Dollars ($522.41), same 
to be in full of all claims of whatever 
kind or nature, arising from or growing 
out of damages done to the steamer 



April 26, 1909. 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



117 



"Mike Corry" on July 2, 1906, at the 
Clark street bridge. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) B. W. Snow, 

Chairman. 



The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Snow, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, April 26, 1909. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled : 
Your Committee on Finance to whom 
was referred communication from Corpo- 
ration Counsel in re claim of William 
Seheller, having had the same under ad- 
visement, beg leave to report and recom- 
mend the passage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Corporation Coun- 
sel be and he is hereby authorized, in ac- 
cordance with his request of April 19, 
1909, attached hereto, to allow a judg- 
ment to be taken against the city in 
favor of William Seheller in the sum of 
Two Hundred Dollars ($200.00), same 
to be in full settlement of suit of Wil- 
liam Seheller vs. City of Chicago and 
Charles J. Whalen, General No. 264737 
Superior Court of Cook County. 
Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) B. W. Snow, 

Chairman. 

also. 

The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Snow, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, April 26, 1909. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Finance to whom 
was referred claim of Mrs. Margaret A. 
Morin for wages due deceased husband 
(referred February 1, 1909), having had 
the same under advisement, beg leave to 



report and recommend the passage of the 
following order: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be 
and he is hereby authorized and directed 
to issue a voucher in favor of Mrs. Mar- 
garet A. Morin in the sum of Twenty- 
three and Twenty-two One-hundredths 
Dollars ($23.22), being the amount of 
wages due her husband, Wilfred H. Mor- 
in, deceased, and the Comptroller is or- 
dered to pay the same from appropria- 
tions for wages in the Electrical Depart- 
ment. 

This action is taken in accordance 
with the recommendation of the City 
Electrician, dated March 24, 1909, at- 
tached hereto. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) B. W. Snow, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Snow, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, April 26, 1909. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance to whom 
was referred claim of Louis Van Dadonck 
for wages (referred February 8th, 1909), 
having had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report and recommend the 
passage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Ptiblic Works be and he is hereby au- 
thorized, in accordance with his recom- 
mendation of March 24, 1909, attached 
hereto, to issue a voucher in favor of 
Louis Van Diedonck in the sum of Forty- 
nine and Thirty-six One-hundredths Dol- 
lars ($49.36), being amount deducted 
from wages on account of ajbsence from 
duty as fireman at the Lake View Pump- 
ing Station because of illness, and the 
Comptroller is ordered to pay the same. 
Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) B. W. Snow, 

Chairman. 



US 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



April 26, 1909. 



ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Snow, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, April 26, 1909. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance to whom 
was referred claims of G. D. Rosengrant 
(referred February 8, 1909), and Cali- 
fornia Ice Company (referred March 15, 
1909), for refund of compensation paid 
for switch tracks, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report 
and recommend the passage of the fol- 
lowing order : 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be 
and he is hereby authorized and directed 
to pay to G. D. Rosengrant the sum of 
Twelve Dollars ($12.00), being amount 
overpaid for switch track privileges 
under switch track ordinance amended 
July 13, 1908, as shown at page 1097 of 
the council proceedings of that date, and 
to issue a voucher in favor of the Cali- 
fornia Ice Company in the sum of 
Eighty-two and Fifty One-hundredths 
Dollars ($82,50), being overpayment of 
compensation under switch track ordi- 
nance amended October 7, 1907, as shown 
at page 1790 of the Council proceedings 
of that date, and charge same to the 
Finance Committee Fund, appropriations 
1909. 

This action is taken in accordance 
with the recommendations of the Com- 
missioner of Public Works, dated March 
16 and April 2, 1909, attached hereto. 
Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) B. W. Snow, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Snow, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 



Chicago, April 26, 1909. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Finance to whom 
was referred claims of F. M. Olson (re- 
ferred December 14, 1908), and A. Carl- 
son (referred January 11, 1909), for re- 
fund of building permit fees, having had 
the same under advisement, beg leave to 
report and recommend the passage of the 
following orders: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be 
and he is hereby authorized and directed 
to pay to F. M. Olson the sum of Fifty- 
eight and Fifty-five One-hundredths Dol- 
lars ($58.55), same being fee paid for 
building permit No. 3378 and Sanitary 
Bureau Permit No. 6993, which permits 
were unused, and charge same to the 
Finance Committee Fund, appropriations 
1909. 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be 
and he is hereby authorized and directed 
to pay to A. Carlson the sum of Fifteen 
and Ninety-six One-hundredths Dollars 
($15.96), being the amount paid for 
building permit No. 5787 and Sanitary 
Bureau Permit No. 10,571, said permits 
not having been used, and charge same 
to the Finance Committee Fund, appro- 
priations 1909. 

This action is taken in accordance 
with the recommendations of the Build- 
ing Commissioner, dated January 7 and 
February 1, 1909, respectively, attached 
hereto. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) B. W. Snow, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee, to whom was 
referred claim of Bickett Coal & Coke 
Co. for deductions from coal contract 
(referred February 1, 1909) ; T. Morony 
(re-referred December 14, 1908) ; B'. & 
0. R. R. for installing switch track (re- 
ferred April 13, 1908) ; John Nolan for 
overtime (referred April 27, 1908) ; 
Thomas Davies estate ( referred February 



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1, 1909) and Water Pipe Extension cer- 
tificates 520 and 521 (referred February 
8, 1909), for payment of certificates (ad- 
verse recommendations of the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works attached) ; James 
Cullen for wages (referred February 8, 
1909 — adverse recommendation of the 
City Attorney attached) ; Margaret 
Gubbins for damage to dress (referred 
March 1, 1909) (adverse opinion of Cor- 
poration Counsel attached) ; Peter Sohn 
for damage to property account of via- 
duct removal (referred March 8, 1909) ; 
Mrs. Mary Purdon for wages (referred 
March 8, 1909); Emiline Kenyon (re- 
ferred March 12, 1909) ; William F. 
Bebell for payment of water certificate 
(referred March 15, 1909) ; William J. 
Ostermann for doctor's bill (referred 
March 15, 1909); A. Schause (referred 
March 22, 1909) ; for refund of unused 
permit;: ordinance amending an ordi- 
nance of February 1, 1909, fixing sal- 
aries of aldermen and duties (referred 
March 29, 1909); Charlotte M. Black 
and Robert Pfeiffer (referred February 

I, 1909) ; H. P. Serback (referred Feb- 
ruary 8, 1909) ; Judson Brothers (re- 
ferred February 15, 1909) ; C. Emerich 
and A. I. Sanger (referred March 1, 
1909); Fred Ketz (referred March 8, 
1909) ; Henry Fey and James G. Dreig 
(referred March 15, 1909) for 90 per 

cent of refunds; (vouchers heretofore is- 
sued) ; sundry orders for electric lights 
and other street lights as follows: One 
(referred June 22, 1908), two (referred 
October 5, 1908), two (referred October 
26, 1908), two (referred November 9, 
1908), one (referred November 30, 
1908), one (referred July 13, 1908), two 
(referred October 5, 1908), two (re- 
ferred November 9, 1908), one (referred 
November 23, 1908), three (referred Oc- 
tober 5, 1908), two (referred November 
16, 1908), one (referred March 8, 1909), 
one (referred March 15, 1909) two (re- 
ferred December 21, 1908), one (referred 
March 8, 1909), one (referred January 

II, 1909), one (referred March 1, 1909), 
one (referred February 15, 1909), one 



(referred March 1, 1909), one (referred 
February 8, 1909), one (referred Feb- 
ruary 15, 1909), two (referred March 8, 
1909), one (referred March 15, 1909), 
one (referred November 16, 1908), one 
(referred May 4, 1908), one (referred 
July 13, 1908), six (referred October 5, 
1908), three (referred October 26, 1908), 
four (referred November 9, 1908), three 
(referred November 16, 1908), three (re- 
ferred November 23, 1908), three (re- 
ferred November 30, 1908), two (re- 
ferred December 7, 1908), three (referred 
December 14, 1908), seven (referred De- 
cember 21, 1908), (reports of City Elec- 
trician that some have been installed and 
others are not absolutely necessary, and 
that others are impossible because of 
lack of appropriation, attached) ; sub- 
mitted a report recommending that the 
said matters be placed on file. 

Aid. Snow moved to concur in the re- 
port. 

The motion prevailed. 



LICENSE. 
The Committee on License submitted 
the following report, which was, on mo- 
tion of Aid. Dunn, deferred and ordered 
published : 

Chicago, April 23, 1909. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on License, to whom 
was referred March 29, 1909, page 3596, 
(recommitted April 12, 1909, page 77), 
an ordinance amending Section 2370 of 
the Revised Municipal Code in re license 
fee for livery and boarding stables, hav- 
ing had the same imder advisement, b^ 
leave to report and recommend the pas- 
sage of the accompanying ordinance: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Amending Sections 2370, 2370A and 2371 
of the Revised Municipal Code of Chi- 
cago of 1905 as Amended: 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 
Section 1. That Sections 2370, 



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2370 A and 2371 of the Revised Munici- 
pal Code of Chicago of 1905 as amended 
be and the same are hereby amended so 
as to read respectively as follows : 

"2370. For all livery stables as 
hereinbefore defined the license fee 
shall be fixed at Ten ($10.00) Dollars 
per annum, provided, however, that 
any person, firm or corporation now 
or hereafter having a license to con- 
duct a livery stable as herein defined 
may, subject to all ordinances relating 
thereto, conduct a boarding stable or 
sale stable or both during the period 
covered by such license without a 
boarding stable and a sale stable li- 
cense." 

"2370A. For all boarding stables as 
hereinbefore defined and not operated 
in connection with a duly licensed 
livery stable and by such livery stable 
licensee, the license fee shall be Ten 
($10.00) Dollars per annum." 

"2371. All such licenses shall ex- 
pire on the 31st day of December fol- 
lowing the date of issue and the 
license fee shall not be pro-rated or 
apportioned for a shorter term than 
one year. 

"If any livery or boarding stable 
keeper shall at any time before the ex- 
piration of any license issued to him 
under the provisions of this article 
change his place of business, he shall 
immediately give notice of such fact 
to the City Collector." 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
full force and effect from and after its 



Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) W. P. Dunn, 

Ghdirman. 



The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Dunn, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 



Chicago, April 26, 1909. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the Gitif 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled r 
Your Committee on License, to whom 
was recommitted April 12, 1909, page 
77, (deferred and published March 22,. 
1909, page 3397), an ordinance amend- 
ing Sections 1 and 4 of an ordinance 
passed December 3, 1906, in re license 
fee for sale stables; also a communica- 
tion in re amendment to the Sale Stable 
License ordinance, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report 
and recommend that said ordinance and 
communication be placed on file and that 
the accompanying ordinance be passed: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Amending Section 4 of an ordinance pro- 
viding for the Licensing and Regula- 
tion of Sale Stables, passed by the 
City Council on December 3, 1906, as 
amended February 4, 1907. 
Be it ordained dy the City Council of the 
City of Chicago : 

Section 1. That Section 4 of an ordi- 
nance providing for the licensing and 
regulation of sale stables, passed by the 
City Council on December 3, 1906, as 
amended February 4, 1907, be and the 
same is hereby amended so as to read as 
follows : 

"Section 4. Upon complying with 
the foregoing conditions and the pay- 
ment of an annual license fee of Ten 
($10.00) Dollars, the applicant shall 
receive a license authorizing such per- 
son, firm or corporation to keep and 
conduct a sale stable at the place 
designated in said license, subject, 
however, to all ordinances of the City 
of Chicago in force at the time of the 
issuance of such license and during 
the term for which it is granted. 

"All such licenses shall expire on 
the 31st day of December following the 
date of issuance and the license fee 
shall not be pro-rated or apportioned 
for a shorter term than one year." 
Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 



ii: 



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full force and effect from and after its 



Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) W. P. Dunn, 

Ghairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Dunn, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, April 23, 1909. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assemhled: 
Your Committee on License, to whom 
was referred (April 12, 1909, page 29) 
an ordinance amending Section 12 of the 
Revised Municipal Code in re license 
plates and badges, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report 
and recommend that the accompanying 
ordinance be passed: 

AN ordinance 
Amending Section 12 of the Revised Mu- 
nicipal Code of Chicago of 1905, as 
amended March 29th, 1909. 
Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That Section 12 of the Re- 
vised Municipal Code of Chicago of 1905, 
as amended March 29th, 1909, be and 
the same is hereby amended so as to 
read as follows: 

In all cases where any ordinance of 
the city requires a license to be ob- 
tained for the purpose of engaging in 
or carrying on any business or occu- 
pation and said ordinance requires the 
licensee to obtain and exhibit metal 
plates or badges, and in all other 
cases where metal plates or badges 
furnished by the city are required by 
ordinance to be exhibited, it shall be 
the duty of the City Clerk to deliver 
*suoh plates or badges, or either of 
them, free of charge to the person pay- 
ing the license fee and such fee shall 
be considered as covering the cost of 
the issuance of the license, together 
with the plates or badges. 



In case any licensee, or any person, 
who has been furnished a plate or 
badge in accordance with the ordi- 
nances of the city shall lose the same, 
such person, upon making affidavit to 
such effect, and upon the payment of 
a fee of twenty-five cents to the City 
Collector, shall be furnished by the 
City Clerk, upon presentation of the 
aforesaid affidavit, another plate or 
badge, and when such affidavit is made 
before a Notary Public in the office 
of the City Collector no charge shall 
be made for such service and all ordi- 
nances, or parts of ordinances, incon- 
sistent herewith are, so far as the 
same are inconsistent, hereby repealed. 
Section 2. This ordinance shall be 

in full force and effect from and after 

its passage. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) W. P. Dunn, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Alderman Dunn, deferred and ordered 
published : 

Chicago, April 23, 1909. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in City Council Assemhled: 

Your Committee on License, to whom 
was referred (April 22, 1909, page 22) 
an ordinance requiring frontage con- 
sents for the location of amusement 
parks, and (April 22, 1909, page 22) 
a resolution passed by the Windsor Park 
Women's Club protesting aigainst the lo- 
cation of an amusement park and pri- 
vate bathing beach at 75th street and 
Lake Michigan, having had the same un- 
der advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend that the said ordinance and 
resolution be placed on file and that the 
accompanying ordinance be passed: 
Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. It shall not be lawful for 



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any person, firm or corporation to here- 
after locate, build or construct in any 
block or square in which two-thirds of 
the buildings on both sides of the streets 
on each side of such block or square are 
used exclusively for residence purposes, 
any building or structure designed or 
intended to be used for purposes of 
amusements of the eleventh class, as de- 
fined in Section 99, Article I, Chapter 
6 of the Revised Municipal Code of Chi- 
cago of 1905, as amended, without the 
written consent of the owners of a ma- 
jority of the frontage on both sides of 
the street or streets on each side of the 
block or square in which it is desired 
to locate, build, or construct any such 
structure or building. 

Such written consent shall be obtained 
and filed with the Commissioner of 
Buildings before a permit shall be is- 
sued for the construction of such build- 
ing or structure. 

Section 2. All ordinances or parts of 
ordinances inconsistent or repugnant 
hereto are, so far as the same are repug- 
nant or inconsistent, hereby repealed. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be 
in full force and effect from and after 
its passage and approval. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) W. P. Dunn, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Alderman Dunn, deferred and ordered 
published : 

Chicago, April 23, 1909. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on License, to whom 
was referred (April 12, 1909, page 22) 
an ordinance relating to and requiring 
frontage consents for the location of pri- 
vate bathing, fishing and boating beach- 
es, having had the same under advise- 
ment, beg leave to report and recommend 



the passage of the accompanying ordi- 
nance : 

AN ORDINANCE 

Relating to boating, fishing and bathing 
beaches. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the 

City of Chicago : 

Section 1. Any person, persons or 
private corporation desiring hereafter to 
conduct or carry on a bathing, fishing or 
boating beach at any place within the 
City of Chicago where two-thirds or 
more of the buildings situated within 
fifteen hundred feet from the center of 
such place are used for residence pur- 
poses, and not having heretofore actual- 
ly carried on and conducted such boat- 
ing, fishing or bathing beach in such 
place, shall, before a license is issued for 
the conduct of such beach at such place 
in addition to the requirements now im- 
posed by the ordinances of the City of 
Chicago, present to the Mayor with the 
application and certificate now required, 
the written consent to the location of 
such beach of a majority of the property- 
owners according to frontage on both 
sides of all the streets in the block in 
which such beaoh is to be conducted and 
shall also present the written consent to 
the location of such beach of a majority 
of the bona fide householders living with- 
in fifteen hundred feet from the center 
of the place where it is proposed to 
carry on and conduct such boating, fish- 
ing or bathing beach. 

Section 2. No one or more of the 
amusements, shows, public exhibitions, 
field games, theatrical, dramatic or op- 
eratic entertainments enumerated in Sec- 
tion 99, Article I, Chapter VI of the 
Revised Municipal Code of Chicago of 
1905, as amended, shall be carried on, 
maintained or permitted upon any prem- 
ises in the City of Chicago where a boaf- 
ing, fishing or bathing beach is located; 
and in case any one or more of such 
amusements, shows, public exhibitions 
field games or theatrical, dramatic or op- 
eratic entertainments are carried on, 



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maintained or permitted contrary to the 
terms of this' provision, any license 
granted under the terms of this ordi- 
nance shall at once be revoked by the 
Mayor. This section shall apply to all 
boating, fishing and bathing beaches con- 
ducted and carried on within the City 
of Chicago, 

Section 3. Any person, persons or 
corporation who shall violate the terms 
of this ordinance shall be fined not less 
than Fifty ($50.00) Dollars nor more 
than Two Hundred ($200.00) Dollars 
for each offense and each day during 
which any such beach is conducted with- 
out complying with the terms of this 
ordinance shall be deemed a separate 
ofi'ense. 

Section 4. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after 
its passage and approval. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) W. P. Dunn, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Dunn, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, April 23, 1909. 

To the 31 ay or and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled : 
Your Committee on License, to whom 
Avas referred (July 17, 1908, page 1275) 
an ordinance prohibiting the mainte- 
nance and operation of a dance hall in 
a basement or cellar, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to re- 
port and recommend the passage of the 
accompanying ordinance : 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. It shall be unlawful for 
any person, firm or corporation to op- 
erate, conduct or maintain a dance hall 
in any room, the floor of which is below 
the level of the established street grade 



nearest the building in which such room 
is located. 

Section 2. Any person, firm or cor- 
poration violating the provisions of this 
ordinance shall be fined not less than 
$25.00 nor more than $200.00 for each 
offense, and every such person, firm or 
corporation shall be deemed guilty of a 
separate offense for every day on which 
such violation shall continue. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in 
due force and effect from and after its 
passage, approval and due publication. 
Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) W. P. Dunn, 

Chairm,an. 

ALSO, 

The same committee to whom had been 
referred (March 12, 1909, page 3225) 
an ordinance amending Section 2470 of 
the Revised Municipal Code of Chicago 
of 1905 concerning payment of fees for 
the inspection of weights and measures, 
etc.; an order (referred April 27, 1908, 
page 137) directing the License Commit- 
tee to investigate ice cream parlors and 
fruit stores; an ordinance (referred Jan- 
uary 6, 1908, page 3611) requiring tax- 
imeters on public passenger vehicles; 
and an ordinance amending Section 1592 
of the Revised Municipal Code, 190'5 (re- 
ferred February 8, 1909, page 2739) to 
increase fees for licenses for peddlers to 
$200.00 per annum, submitted reports 
recommending that the same be placed 
on file. 

Aid. Dunn moved to concur in the 
reports. 

The motion prevailed. 

All Matters Presented by the Aldermen, 
Also Special Assessment, Improvement 
and Repealing Ordinances Submitted 
by the Board of Local Improvements, 
Arranged as to Ward Numbers, Begin- 
ning with the First Ward. 
FIRST WARD. 
Aid. Coughlin presented an ordinance 



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granting permission and authority to 
Buick Motor Company to construct and 
maintain a railroad switch track across 
21st street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local 
Industries. 

Aid. Coughlin presented an ordinance 
authorizing the Hotel LaSalle Company 
to construct and maintain a hoist in the 
north sidewalk on Madison street, and 
also to construct and maintain three 
canopies, and brackets and suspended 
lamps on building, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets 
and Alleys, South Division. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for a cement sidewalk on the 
west side of Dearborn street from 350 
feet north of Polk street to 393.5 feet 
north of Polk street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Coughlin, the estimate was' ap- 
proved and the ordinance was passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 
man^ McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Snow 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Pick, Hurt 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Con 
Ion, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell 
Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten. 
Hey, Redwanz, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher 
Reading, Nolan^ Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
— 57. 

Nays — Brennan — 1. 



SECOND WARD. 

Aid. Dixon presented the claim of J. 
Mattocks for salary withheld for the 
month of March, 1909, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Harding and Dixon presented an 



order for paving with vitrified brick the 
alley lying between Michigan avenue and 
Wabash avenue, from 29th street to 30th 
street, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Im- 
provements. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for curbing, grading and pav- 
ing with brick the alleys in the block 
bounded by 30th street, 31st street, Cal- 
umet avenue and South Park avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Dixon, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Coughlin, Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 
man, McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Fick, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful- 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Con- 
Ion, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell, 
Taylor, Qettenberg, Bauler, Britten, 
Hey, Redwanz, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—57. 

Nat/s — Brennan — 1. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for curbing, grading and paving 
with brick the public alleys in the block 
bounded by 30th street, 31st street, Cot- 
tage Grove avenue and Vernon avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Dixon, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: , 

Yeas — ^Ooughlin, Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 
man, McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Fick, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful- 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Con- 
Ion, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell, 
Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, 



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Hey, Redwanz, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Melnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—57. 

'Nays — Brennan — 1 . 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for curbing, grading and paving 
with brick the alley from 32d street to 
33d street and between Rhodes avenue 
and Vernon avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Dixon, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — ^Ooughlin, Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 
man, McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Fick, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, EVans, Ful- 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Con- 
Ion, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell, 
Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, 
Hey, Redwanz, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Melnerney, Rol>erts, Keams, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—57. 

Nays — Br ennan— 1 . 



THIRD WARD. 

Aid. Foreman presented the claims of 
Michael Kelleher, S. A. McElwee and 
Herman A. Yates, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for curbing, grading and pav- 
ing with brick the alley from 35th street 
to 36th street, between Michigan avenue 
and Indiana avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Pringle, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — ^Coughlin, Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 



man^ McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Fick, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful- 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Con- 
Ion, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell, 
Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, 
Hey, Redwanz, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Melnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
— 57. 

Nays — Brennan — 1. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for curbing, grading and paving 
with brick the alley from 36th place to 
37th street, between Michigan avenue 
and Indiana avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Foreman, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 
man, McKenna,. Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones. Emerson, Fick, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful- 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Con- 
Ion, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell, 
Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, 
Hey, Redwanz, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Melnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—57. 

IV^a2/s— Br ennan — 1 . 



• FOURTH WARD. 

Aid. Richert presented the claim of 
P. J. O'Connor for wages withheld for 
time lost en account of illness, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, estimate and 



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ordinance for cement sidewalks on a sys- 
tem of streets as follows, to-wit: On 
both sides of 27tli street, from South 
Halsted street to Quarry street, etc. 

By unanimous consent the estimate 
was approved and the ordinance was 
passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 
man, McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Tick, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful- 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever^ Sitts, Con- 
Ion, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell, 
Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler^ Britten, 
Hey, Redwanz, , Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe. Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts^ Kearns, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan^ Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—57. 

Nays — Brennan — 1. 



FIFTH WARD. 

Aid. McKenna presented claims of 
Henry E. Adams, L. W. Hudon and Au- 
gust C. Kilevicz for damages for injury 
to property, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. McKenna presented orders for a 
cinder sidewalk on 37th place from Sac- 
ramento avenue to Albany avenue; for 
a sewer in 37th place from Sacramento 
avenue to the right of way of the Chi- 
cago & Alton Railroad; and for a sewer 
in 39th street from Kedzie avenue to 
Central Park avenue, which were 

Referred to the Board of Local Im- 
provements. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for a cement sidewalk on the 
west side of South Morgan street from 
35th street to Canal, known as Stock 
Yards Slip. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. McKenna, the estimate was ap- 



proved and the ordinance was passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — ^Coughlin, Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 
man, McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, 
Merriam, .Jones, Emerson, Fick, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans,' Ful- 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dover, Sitts, Con- 
Ion, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell,. 
Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler^ Britten, 
Hey, Redwanz, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—57. 

Nays — Brennan — 1. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for a cement sidewalk on the east 
side of Wallace street from 141 feet 
north of 39th street to 166 feet north of 
39th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Sheahan, the estimate was ap- 
proved and the ordinance was passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — ^Coughlin, Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 
man, McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Fick, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful- 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Con- 
Ion, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell^ 
Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, 
Hey, Redwanz, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—57. 

Nays — Brennan — 1 . 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for curbing, grading and paving 
with brick 38th street from Archer ave- 
nue to South Kedzie avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. McKenna, the estimate was ap- 



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127 



proved and the ordinance was passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 
man, McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Fick, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful- 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 
tel, Koraleski, KunZj Dever, Sitts, Ck)n- 
lon, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell, 
Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, 
Hey, Redwanz, Krumholz^ Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—57. 

Nays — Brennan — 1. 



SIXTH WARD. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted the following ordinance: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for the improve- 
ment of the alley between 43d street, 
44th street. Greenwood avenue and 
Berkeley avenue, in the City of Chi- 
cago, County of Cook and State of 
Illinois. 
Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance enti- 
tled, "An ordinance for the improvement 
of the alley between 43d street. 44th 
street, Cireenwood avenue and Berkeley 
avenue," passed June 22, 1908, be and 
the same is hereby repealed. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 

Which was, on motion of Aid. McCoid, 
duly passed by yeas and nays as follows : 
Yeas — Coughlin, Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 
man, McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Fick, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful- 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Con- 
Ion, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell, 
Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, 



Hey, Redwanz, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Keams, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—57. 

Nays — Brennan — 1 . 



A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for curbing, grading and paving 
with brick the alley from 43d street to 
44th street and between Calumet avenue 
aid Grand boulevard. 

^iy unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. McCoid, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance Avas passed by yeas 
ard nays as follows: 

Yeas — Ooughlin, Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 
man, McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Fick, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful- 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Con- 
Ion, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell, 
Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, 
Hey, Redwanz, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—57. 

Nays — Brennan — 1. 



A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for curbing, grading and paving 
with brick the alley between 47th street, 
48th street, Indiana avenue and Prairie 
avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. McQoid, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — ^^Coughlin, Dixon, Pi'ingle, Fore- 
man, McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Fick, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful- 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Con- 



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April 26, 1909. 



Ion, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell, 
Taj^lor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, 
Hey, Redwanz, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—57. 

ISlays — Brennan — 1. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for curbing, grading and paving 
with brick the alleys in the block bound- 
ed by 39th street, 40th street, Calumet 
avenue and Grand boulevard. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. McQoid, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Cbughlin, Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 
man, McKenna^ Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson^ Fick^ Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful- 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Con- 
Ion, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell, 
Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, 
Hey, Redwanz, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—57. 

'Nays — Brennan — 1. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for curbing, grading and paving 
with brick the alleys between 43d street, 
44th street, Cham plain avenue and 
Langley avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. McQoid, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — C<5ughlin, Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 
man, McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Fick, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful- 



ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Con- 
Ion, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell, 
Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, 
Hey, Redwanz, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—57. 

Nays — Brennan— 1. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for curbing, grading and paving 
with brick the alleys in the block bound- 
ed by 46th street, 46th place, Grand bou- 
levard and Vincennes avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. McCoid, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Cbughlin, Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 
man, McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson^ Fick, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful- 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Con- 
Ion, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell, 
Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, 
Hey, Redwanz, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—57. 

iVat/s— Brennan— 1. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for curbing, grading and paving 
with creosoted wooden blocks the north 
one-half of the roadway of 51st street 
from Cottage Grove avenue to 'GIrand 
boulevard. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. McQoid, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Cbughlin, Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 
man, McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, 



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129 



Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Fick, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Zimraer, Evans, Ful- 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Con- 
Ion, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell, 
Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, 
Hey, Redwanz, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
r.lencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—57. 

Nays — Brennan — 1. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for curbing, grading and paving 
with creosoted wooden blocks Kenwood 
avenue from 47th street to 49th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. McCoid, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — ^Coughlin, Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 
man, McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Fick, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful- 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 
tel. Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Con- 
Ion, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell, 
Tajdor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, 
Hey, Redwanz, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Melnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
— 57. 

Nays — Brennan — 1. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for curbing, grading and paving 
with asphalt, Langley avenue from 49th 
street to 50th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. McCoid, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — ^Coughlin. Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 
man, McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Fick, Hurt, 



Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful- 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Con- 
Ion, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell, 
Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten^ 
Hey, Redwanz, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—57. 

Nays — Brennan — 1 . 



SEVENTH WARD. 

Alderman Snow presented the follow- 
ing ordinance: 
Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the offices of City 
Archivist and Assistant City Archivist 
be and they are hereby abolished. 

Section 2. The ordinance entitled, 
"An ordinance creating a department of 
municipal history in the City of Chica- 
go," passed May 18, 1908, is hereby re- 
pealed. 

The City Archivist is hereby directed 
to deliver to the City Clerk all books, 
maps, plats and papers remaining on file 
in the office of the City Archivist. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in 
full force and effect from and after its 
passage. 

Which was, by unanimous consent, on 
motion of Aid. Snow, duly passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Dixon, Pringle, Foreman, 
McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Fick, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful- 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Con- 
Ion, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell, 
Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, 
Hey, Redwanz, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn. Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 



. 



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April 20, 1909. 



Reading, Nolan, Eyan, Forsberg, Clark 
—56. 

"Nays — Coughlin, Brennan — 2. 

Aid. Snow presented the following or- 
dinance : 
Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 

City of Chicago : 

Section 1. That all of the twenty 
(20) feet east and west public alley 
south of and adjoining Lots Twelve (12) 
and sixteen (16), and north of and ad- 
joining Lots seventeen (17) to twenty- 
four ( 24 ) , both inclusive, excepting 
therefrom that portion of said alley ly- 
ing between a line ten (10) feet west of 
and parallel to the east line of said Lots 
twelve (12) and twenty-one (21), and 
a line ten (10) feet east of and parallel 
to the west line of said Lots sixteen 
(16) and twenty (20), Block twenty- 
six (26), Kimbark Addition to Hyde 
Park, being a subdivision of part of the 
west half ( W. l^ ) , Southeast quarter 
(S. E. 1/4) of Section eleven (11) 
Township thirty-eight (38) North, Range 
Fourteen (14), East of the Third Prin- 
cipal Meridian, and being further de- 
scribed as the west one hundred seventy- 
seven ( 177 ) feet, more or less, and also 
the east one hundred seventy-seven (177) 
feet, more or less, of the twenty (20) 
foot east and west public alley in the 
block bounded by 53d street, 54th street, 
Woodlawn avenue and Kimbark avenue, 
as colored in red and indicated by the 
words "To be vacated" upon the plat 
hereto attached, which plat for greater 
certainty is hereby made a part of this 
ordinance, be and the same is hereby 
vacated and closed. 

Section 2. The vacation herein pro- 
vided for is made upon the express con- 
dition that within thirty (30) days after 
the passage of this ordinance the owner 
of all the lots in Block twenty-six ( 26 ) , 
Kimbark Addition to Hyde Park afore- 
mentioned, shall dedicate to the public 
and open up for public use as alleys, 
the following described strips of ground: 
The north sixteen (16) feet of Lots 



nine (9) and. thirteen (13); the east 
ten (10) feet, excepting the north six- 
teen (16) feet of Lot nine (9); the 
west ten (10) feet, excepting the north 
sixteen (16) feet of Lot thirteen (13); 
the east ten (10) feet of Lots ten (10), 
eleven (11), twelve (12) and twenty- 
one (21) and the west ten (10) feet of 
Lots fourteen (14), fifteeen (15), six- 
teen (16)' and twenty (20), Block 
twenty-six (26) in aforementioned Kim- 
bark Addition to Hyde Park as colored 
in yellow and indicated by the words 
"To be dedicated" upon the aforemen- 
tioned plat hereto attached and made a 
part hereof, and further shall within 
thirty (30) days of the passage of thist 
ordinance deposit wath the City of Chi- 
cago a sum sufficient in the judgment 
of the Commissioner of Public Works 
to defray all cost of constructing side- 
walk and curb across entrances to the 
alley herein vacated, similar to the side- 
walk and curb in Woodlawn avenue and 
Kimbark avenue, between Fifty- third and 
Fifty-fourth streets; also to defray all 
cost of paving and curbing return into 
alleys herein dedicated, similar to the 
paving in Woodlawn avenue and Kim- 
bark avenue, between Fifty-third and 
Fifty-fourth streets, and in Fifty-fourth 
street between Woodlawn avenue and 
Kimbark avenue; said work to be done 
by the City of Chicago at the sole ex- 
pense of the grantee herein. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be 
in full force and effect from and after 
its passage subject to the conditions of 
Section 2 hereof, provided further that 
Francis Schell shall within thirty (30) 
days after the passage of same file for 
record in the office of the Recorder of 
Deeds of Cook County, Illinois, a certi- 
fied copy of this ordinance, together with 
a plat properly executed and acknowl- 
edged showing the vacation and dedica- 
tion herein provided for. 

Which was, by unanimous consent, on 
motion of Aid. Snow, duly passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 



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131 



Yeas — ^Cbughlin, Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 
man, McKenna;, Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Fick, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Pul- 
ton; Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Con- 
Ion, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell, 
Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, 
Hey, Redwanz, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Gapp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—57. 

Nays — Brennan — 1 . 

Aid. Snow presented ordinances amend- 
ing respectively Sections 311, 349 and 
380 of the Revised Municipal Code of 
Chicago of 1905, concerning stage fire- 
men and fireguards in theaters, which 
were 

Referred to the Committee on Build- 
ing Department. 

Aid. Snow presented the following 
order : 

Ordered, That an order heretofore 
passed by the City Council on Febru- 
ary 15th, 1909,- as shown at pages 
2821 and 2822 of the Council pro- 
ceedings of that date, be and the same 
is hereby amended as follows: By 
striking out the words and figures 
in the first and second lines of the 
left hand column on page 2822 "Ed- 
ward O'Malley, injured October 7th,' 
1908, Fire Department 60.00". 
Which was, by unanimous consent, on 
motion of Aid. Snow, duly passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — ^Cbughlin, Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 
man, McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Fick, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful- 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Con- 
Ion, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell, 
Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, 
Hey, Redwanz, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 



Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—57. 

Nays — Brennan — 1 . 

Aid. Snow presented the following or- 
der: 

Ordered, That the Fire Marshal be 
and he is hereby authorized and direct- 
ed to issue a voucher in favor of Ed- 
ward O'Malley in the sum of Sixty 
Dollars ($60.00), same to be in full 
of all claims of whatever kind or na- 
ture arising from or 'growing out of 
an injury received by said Edward 
O'Malley on Oct<yber 7th, 1908, while 
employed as a painter by the Fire De- 
partment, and the Comptroller is or- 
dered to pay the same from appro- 
priations for salaries in the Fire De- 
partment. 

Which was, by unanimous consent, on 
motion of Aid. Snow, duly passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — ^Cbughlin, Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 
man, McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Fick, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful- 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Con- 
Ion, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell, 
Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, 
Hey, Redwanz, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—57. 

Nays — ^Brennan — 1 . 

Aid. Snow presented the following or- 
der : 

Ordered, That the Fire Marshal be 
and he is hereby authorized to, con- 
struct (a) a sixteen-foot two-story 
frame addition to Engine House Num- 
ber 45, located at 4600 Cottage Grove 
avenue; (b) a sixteen foot two-story 
frame addition to Engine House Num- 
ber 60, located at 334 East 55th street; 



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April 26, 1909. 



(c) a twelve-foot two-story frame ad- 
dition to Hook and Ladder House 
Number 16, located at 308 to 318 Six- 
ty-second place. 

Whicli was, by unanimous consent, on 
motion of Aid. Snow, duly passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — C'oughlin, Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 
man, McKenna^ Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson^ Fick, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful- 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Con- 
Ion, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell, 
Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, 
Hey, Redwanz, ' Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—57. 

Nays — Brennan — 1 . 

Aid. Snow presented the claim of C. 
C. Andersen for compensation for wreck- 
ing windmill for Building Department; 
claim of Alice M. Fay for a rebate of 
water tax; claim of Keith Lumber Com- 
pany for payment of reserves on con- 
tracts; claim of Mueller & Young Grain 
Company for a rebate of water tax; and 
the claim of Seymour Morris for a re- 
bate of water tax, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for a cement sidewalk on the 
south side of 51st street from Indiana 
avenue to 161.5 feet v^est of Indiana 
avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Snow, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance w^as passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — ^Cbughlin, Dixon, Pringle, S'ore- 
man, McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Ehaerson^ Fick, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful- 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Con- 



Ion, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell, 
^Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten^ 
Hey, Redwanz, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—57. 

Nays — Brennan — 1. 



EIGHTH WARD. 

Aid. Jones presented the following or- 
dinance : 

Be it ordained Tjy the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That consent is hereby 
given and granted to the South Park 
Commissioners to take, regulate, im- 
prove, control and govern Bond avenue^ 
from 83d court to 71st street, 71st street, 
from Bond avenue to Yates avenue, and 
Yates avenue, from 71st street to Jack- 
son Park, as other parks and boulevards 
now under the control of said Commis- 
sioners. 

Section 2. That nothing in this ordi- 
nance contained shall be construed as a 
waiver or relinquishment by, or on the 
part of the City of Chicago, of any of 
its rights or powers in relation to the 
laying of water mains and pipes, and 
building and repairing sewers and drains, 
to lay electric or other wires owned or 
controlled by the City of Chicago and 
regulating the openings for the same, 
and make other underground improve- 
ments in the same manner and to the 
same extent that the City of Chicago 
might heretofore have done in said por- 
tions of Bond avenue, 71st street and 
Yates avenue. 

All powers which the City of Chicago- 
now has in relation to water mains and 
pipes, building and repairing sewers and 
drains, to lay electric or other wires 
owned or controlled by the City of Chi- 
cago, and regulating the openings for the 
same, and make other underground im- 
provements in streets and alleys of saii 



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city being hereby expressly reserved as 
to said portions of said streets in as 
ample a manner as if the aforesaid con- 
sent were not given. 

Section 3. That unless the said South 
Park Commissioners shall, within six 
(6) months from approval hereof select 
and take said portions of said streets 
for the purpose aforesaid, this ordinance 
shall cease to be of any force or effect 
and the consent hereby given shall be 
deemed to be withdrawn. 

Section 4. This ordinance shall be 
in force from and after its passage. 

Which was, by unanimous consent, on 
motion of Aid. Jones, duly passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Goughlin, Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 
man, McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Fick, Hurt, 
Scully, JNovak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful- 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 
Itel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Con- 
Ion, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell, 
Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, 
Hey, Redwanz, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—57. 

"Nays — Brennan — 1. 

Aid. Jones presented the following or- 
dinance, which was referred to the Com- 
mittee on Local Industries : 

AN ORDINANCE 

Providing for the vacation of certain 
parts of streets and alleys in Frisbie's 
Addition to South Chicago, Town of 
Hyde Park, being the east half (E. 
%) of the northwest quarter (N, W. 
^) of Section nineteen (19), Town- 
ship thirty-seven (37) North, Range 
fifteen (15), East of the Third Prin- 
cipal Meridian. 

Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 
Section 1. That all the streets and 

alleys and parts of streets in Frisbie's 



Addition to South Chitago, Town of 
Hyde Park, being the east half (E. 1/2) 
of the northwest quarter (N. W. 1^) 
of Section nineteen (19), Township thir- 
ty-seven (37) north. Range fifteen (15) 
East of the Third Principal Meridian, in 
the City of Chicago, County of Cook and 
State of Illinois, lying within the fol- 
lowing described boundaries, as colored 
in red and indicated by the words: "To 
be vacated" upon the plat hereto at- 
tached, which plat for greater certainty 
is hereby made a part of this ordinance, 
be and the same are hereby vacated and 
closed inasmuch as same are no longer 
required by the general public as streets 
and alleys, and the public interests will 
be subserved by their vacation, to-wit: 
Commencing at the intersection of the 
center line of 116th street and the center 
line of Muskegon avenue, running thence 
south along the center line of Muskegon 
avenue to its intersection with the cen- 
ter line of 118th street, running thence 
east along the center line of 118th street 
to its intersection with the westerly line 
of the Calumet River, as laid out by 
United States Government survey under 
act of Congress approved July 5th, 1884; 
running thence northwesterly along the 
westerly line of the Calumet River, as 
before mentioned, to its intersection with 
the center line of 116th street, running 
thence west along the center line of 116th 
street to place of beginning, said streets 
and alleys and parts of streets being 
further described as all of the south half 
(S. 1/2) of 116th street, from the east 
line of Muskegon avenue to the westerly 
line of the Calumet River. All of 117th 
street, from the east line of Muskegon 
avenue to the westerly line of the Calu- 
met River. All of the north half (N. 
1/2) of 118th street, from the east line of 
Muskegon avenue to the westerly line of 
the Calumet River. All of the east half 
(E. 1/2), of Muskegon avenue, from the 
center line of 116th street to the center 
line of 118th street. All of Escanaba 
avenue, from the south line of 116th 



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street to tlie north line of llSth street. 
All of Brant street^ from the south line 
of 117th street to the north line of 118th 
street ; also all of the two ( 2 ) north and 
south public alleys in the two (2) 
blocks bounded by 116th street, 118th 
street, Muskegon avenue and Escanaba 
avenut. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 

passage, provided, however, that 

shall within sixty 

(60) days after the passage hereof pay 

to the City of Chicago the sum of 

dollars towards a fund 

for the payment ahd satisfaction of any 
and all claims for damages caused by the 
vacation and closing of said streets and 
alleys; and provided, further, that said 

shall also 

within sixty (60) days after the passage 
thereof file for record in the office of the 
Recorder of Deeds of Cook County, Illi- 
nois, a certified copy of this ordinance, 
otherwise this ordinance shall be void. 

Aid. Jones presented the following or- 
ders, which were, on motion, duly 



Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to issue a permit to the East 
Side Athletic Club to string a ban- 
ner across 92d street at Commercial 
avenue, for 30 days. Said banner shall 
be erected and maintained in accor- 
dance with all rules and regulations of 
the Department of Public Works. This 
privilege shall be subject to termina- 
tion by the Mayor at any time in his 
discretion. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to issue a permit to Charles 
Kankle to ereiet and maintain a barber 
pole at the edge of sidewalk in front 
of the building on the northeast cor- 
ner of 92d street and Erie avenue. 
Said barber pole shall be erected and 
maintained in accordance with all rules 



and regulations of the Department of 
Public Works. This privilege shall 
be subject to termination by the Mayor 
at any time in his discretion. 

Aid. Jones presented an order for pav- 
ing with macadam Avenue M, from a 
point 300 feet north of 105th street to 
106th street, and an order for paving 
with brick Ewing avenue, from bridge 
at 92d street to 102d street, which were 

Referred to the Board of Local Im- 
provements. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for cement sidewalks on both 
sides of Avenue M, from 95th street to 
the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Jones, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Ooughlin, Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 
man, McKenna, Sheahan, McOoid, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Fick, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful- 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Con- 
Ion, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell, 
Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, 
Hey, Redwanz, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—57. 

'Nays — Brennan — 1. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for a cement sidewalk on the 
south side of 81st street, from Exchange 
avenue to the Illinois Central Railroad, 
South Chicago Branch. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Emerson, the estimate was ap- 
proved and the ordinance was passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Ooughlin, Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 
man, McKenna, Sheahan, MoCoid, Snow, 



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Merriam, Jones, Emerson^ Fick, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful- 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Con- 
Ion, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell, 
Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, 
Hey, Eedwanz, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
— 57. 

Nays — Brennan — 1 . 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for cement sidewalks on a system 
of streets as follows, to-wit: On both 
sides of 82d street, from Cornell avenue 
to Anthony avenue, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Jones, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Cbughlin, Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 
man, McKenna;, Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Fick, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful- 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Con- 
Ion, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell, 
Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, 
Hey, Redwanz, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—57. 

Nays — ^Brennan — 1 . 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for cement sidewalks on a system 
of streets as follows, to-wit: on both 
sides of 83d street, from Mackinaw ave- 
nue to Ontario avenue, etc. 

By unanimous loonsent, on motion of 
Aid. Emerson, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yea^-^Ctoughlin, Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 



man, McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Fick, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful- 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Con- 
Ion, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell, 
Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, 
Hey, Redwanz, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—57. 

Nays — Brennan — 1. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for cement sidewalks on a system 
of streets as follows, to-wit: On the 
north side of 87th street, from Superior 
avenue to 230 feet east of Superior ave- 
nue, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Jones, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Cbughlin, Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 
man, McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Fick, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful- 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Con- 
Ion, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell, 
Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, 
Hey, Redwanz, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—57. 

Nays — Brennan — 1 . 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for cinder sidewalks on both sides 
of 89th street, from Exchange avenue to 
South Chicago avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Emerson, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 



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Yeas — Coughlin, Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 
man, McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Fiek, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful- 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Con- 
Ion, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell, 
Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, 
Hey, Eedwanz, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—57. 

Nays — Brennan — 1 . 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for a cement sidewalk on the 
northwesterly side of Harbor avenue, 
from The Strand to 92d street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Jones, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows : 

Yeas— ^Ooughlin, Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 
man, McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Fick, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful- 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Con- 
Ion, Bowler, Finn, Stewart,. Foell, 
Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, 
Hey, Redwanz, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—57. 

Nays — Brennan — 1. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for cinder sidewalks on both sides 
of Muskegon avenue, from 87th street to 
89th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Emerson, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 



man, McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Fick, Hurt^ 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful- 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa-. 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Con- 
Ion, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell,. 
Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, 
Hey, Redwanz, Krumholz, Thomson,. 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—57. 

Nays — Brennan — 1. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for cinder sidewalks on both sides 
of 104th street, from Indianapolis ave- 
nue to Avenue O. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Jones, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows : 

Yea^ — Coughlin, Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 
man, McKenna^ Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Fick, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful- 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Con- 
Ion, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell, 
Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, 
Hey, Redwanz, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—57. 

Nays — ^Brennan — 1 . 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for cinder sidewalks on both sides 
of 106th street, from the state line be- 
tween the States of Indiana and Illinois, 
to Ewing avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Emerson, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 



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man, McKenna^ Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Fick, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful- 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Con- 
Ion, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell, 
Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, 
Hey, Redwanz, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—57. 

Nays — Brennan — 1. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for water service pipes in Coles 
avenue between 75th street and 79th 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Jones, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — ^Coughlin, Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 
man, McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Fick, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful- 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Con- 
Ion, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell, 
Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, 
Hey, Redwanz, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—57. 

-Brennan — 1. 



ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for water service pipes in Ewing 
avenue between 92d street and 102d 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Emerson, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Goughlin, Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 
man, McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, 



Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Fick, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful- 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Con- 
lon. Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell, 
Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, 
Hey, Redwanz, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—57. 

Nays — Brennan — 1. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for water service pipes in Ewing 
avenue between 107th street and 108th 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Jones, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — ^Cbughlin, Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 
man, McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Fick, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful- 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 
,tel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Con- 
Ion, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell, 
Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, 
Hey, Redwanz, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
— 57. 

Nays — Brennan — 1. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for water service pipes in 76th 
street between Colfax avenue and Bond 
avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Emerson, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Goughlin, Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 
man, McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Fick, Hurt, 



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April 26, 1909. 



Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful- 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Con- 
Ion, Bowler, "Finn, Stewart, Foell, 
Taylor, Ciettenberg, Bauler, Britten, 
Hey, Eedwanz, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—57. 

'Nays — Br ennan — 1 . 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for water service pipes in Sher- 
man avenue between 79th street and 
Railroad avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Jones, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — ^Coughlin, Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 
man, McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Snowj 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Fick, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful- 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Con- 
ilon. Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell, 
Taylor, Ciettenberg, Bauler, Britten, 
Hey, Redwanz, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
■Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—57. 

NoA^s — ^Brennan — 1 . 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for water service pipes in South 
Chicago avenue between 91st street and 
Exchange avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Emerson, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Ooughlin, Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 
man, McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Fick, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful- 



ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Con- 
Ion, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell, 
Taylor, Ciettenberg, Bauler, Britten, 
Hey, Redwanz, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—57. 

Nays — Br ennan — 1. 



NINTH WARD, 

Aid. Fick presented the following ordi- 
nance which was referred to the Com- 
mittee on Local Industries: 
Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That all that part of the 
East and West public alley lying South 
and adjoining the South line of Ix»ts 
One to Four (1 to 4), both inclusive, 
and North and adj6ining the North line 
of Lots Five to Eight (5 to 8), both in- 
clusive, in Assessor's Division of Lot 13, 
Block 53, Canal Trustees' New Subdivi- 
sion of Blocks in the West Half (W. y^) 
of the Northwest (N. W. 1/4) Quarter, 
Section Twenty-one (21), Township 
Thirty-nine (39) North, Range 13 East 
of the Third Principal Meridian, except 
blocks Fifty-six (56) and Fifty-eight 
(58) ; also that part of the East and 
West public alley South and adjoining 
the South line of Lots Five to Eight (5 
to 8 ) , both inclusive, and North and ad- 
joining the North line of Lots One to 
Four (1 to 4), both inclusive, the P. Tre- 
gont's Subdivision of Lot Twelve (12), 
Block Fifty-three (53), Canal Trustees 
New Subdivision aforementioned, said 
part of said alley being further de- 
scribed as the East Two Hundred (200) 
feet, more or less, of the East and West 
public alley in the block bounded by 
West Fifteenth street. West Fifteenth 
place, South Jefferson street and South 
Union street, as colored in red and indi- 
cated by the words "To be vacated" on 
plat hereto attached, which plat for 



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greater certainty is hereby made a part 
of this ordinance, be, and the same is, 
hereby vacated and closed, inasmuch as 
said alley is no longer required for pub- 
lic use and public interest will be sub- 
served by the vacation thereof. 

Section 2. The vacation herein pro- 
vided for is made upon the express con- 
dition that within sixty (60) days after 
the passage of this ordinance, Theodore 
C. Keller shall deposit with the City of 

Chicago the sum of dollars 

towards a fund for the satisfaction of 
any and all claims for damages which 
may arise from said vacation and 
further shall within sixty (60) days of 
the passage of this ordinance, file for 
record in the office of the Recorder of 
Deeds of Cook County, Illinois, a certi- 
fied copy of this ordinance. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage, subject, (however, to the provi- 
sions of Section 2 hereof. 

Aid. Fick presented a petition of cer- 
tain market peddlers for a reduction in 
the license fee for peddlers, which was 

Referred to the Committee on License. 

Aid. Fick presented the claim of Max 
Kaplan for a rebate of water tax, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements 
submitted a recommendation, estimate 
and ordinance for cement sidewalks on 
a system of streets as follows, to-wit: 
On the south side of West 16th street, 
from South Halsted street to South 
Morgan street, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Fick, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — ^Coughlin, Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 
man, McKenna, S'heahan, McCoid, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Fick, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful- 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 



tel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Con- 
Ion, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell, 
Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, 
Hey, Redwanz, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—57. 

Nays — Brennan — 1. 



TENTH WARD. 

Aid. Hurt presented the claim of John 
H. Valka for a refund of 90 per cent of 
special assessment for water supply pipe, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Scully presented an ordinance 
amending Section 1098 of the Revised 
Municipal Code of Chicago of 1905 to 
provide that no railroad car can be 
loaded with garbage within two hundred 
feet of any dwelling house, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Health 
Department. 

Aid. Scully presented an ordinance 
granting permission and authority to 
the J. & N. Amusement Co. to construct, 
maintain and use a canopy projecting 
over sidewalk from building located at- 
No. 250 Blue Island avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets 
and Alleys, West Division. 

Aid. Scully presented claim of Richard 
Birmingham for damages for injury to 
property caused by track elevation, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for cement sidewalks on a sys- 
tem of streets as follows, to-wit: On the 
south side of West 16th street from 
South Morgan street to South Centre 
avenue, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Hurt, the estimate was approved 



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and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas^Coughlin, Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 
man, McKenna^ Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Fick, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful- 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Con- 
Ion, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell, 
Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, 
Hey, Redwanz, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, ^olombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—57. 

"Nays — ^BrennaR — 1 . 



ELEVENTH WARD. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted the following ordinance: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for the improve- 
ment of South Wood street from forty 
(40) feet South of West 16th street 
to Blue Island avenue, in the City of 
Chicago, County of Cook and State of 
Illinois. 
Be it ordained hy the City Coiinvil of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance en- 
titled, "An ordinance for the improve- 
ment of South Wood street from forty 
(40) feet south of West 16th street to 
Blue Island avenue," passed June 22, 
1908, be and the same is hereby repealed, 
and that the assessment made under the 
provisions of said ordinance, docket 
33498 of the County Court of said 
County, be and the same is hereby an- 
nulled. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be 
in force from and after its passage. 

Which was, on motion of Aid. Novak, 
duly passed by yeas and nays as follows : 
Yeas — ^Cbughlin, Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 
man, McKenna^ Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Flck^ Hurt, 



Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful- 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Con- 
Ion, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell, 
Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, 
Hey, Redwanz, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—57. 

Nays — Brennan — 1. 



TWELFTH WARD. 

Aid. Zimmer presented an ordinance 
granting permission and authority to 
Rudolph Schuessler to construct, main- 
tain and use a canopy projecting over 
sidewalk from building situated at No. 
1456 Ogden avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets 
and Alleys, West Division. 

Aid. Zimmer presented the following 
order, which was, on motion, duly 



Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to furnish free water to St. An- 
thony's Hospital, W^est 19th street and 
Marshall boulevard, for building pur- 
poses. 

Aid. Zimmer presented the claim of 
G. C Schlecht for a refund of fees paid 
for licenses for livery stable, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



THIRTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Evans presented the following 
ordinance : 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and au- 
thority be and the same are hereby 
given and granted to the Kedzie Amuse- 
ment Company, a corporation, its suc- 
cessors and assigns, to construct, main- 
tain and use a canopy over the sidewalk 
in Madison street extending from the 



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building known as 1497 West Madison 
street, wliicli canopy shall be constructed 
of incombustible material. Said canopy 
shall not exceed twenty-five (25) feet in 
length, eleven (11) feet in width, and 
the lowest portion of same shall not be 
less than twelve (12) feet above the sur- 
face of the sidewalk at that point. 

The location, construction and main 
teiiar.c? of said canopy shall be under 
the direction and supervision . of the 
Commissioner of Public Works and the 
Fire Marshal of the City of Chicago, and 
the location and construction of the 
same shall be in accordance with plans 
and specifications which shall first be 
approved by the Commissioner of Public 
Works and the Fire Marshal of the City 
of Chicago, a copy of which plans and 
specifications shall at all times be kept 
on file in the office of the Commissioner 
of Public Works, and no permit shall be 
issued allowing any work to be done in 
and about the construction of said 
canopy herein authorized until such 
plans and specifications have first been 
submitted to and approved by the Com- 
missioner of Public Works and said 
Fire Marshal. 

Section 2. The permission and au- 
thority herein granted shall cease and 
determine ten (10) years from and after 
the date of the passage of this ordinance, 
or at any time prior thereto in the dis- 
cretion of the Mayor. This ordinance is 
subject to amendment, modification or 
repeal, and in case of repeal all privi- 
leges herein granted shall thereupon 
cease and determine. In case of the 
termination of the privileges herein 
granted, by lapse of time or by the exer- 
cise of the Mayor's discretion, or other- 
wise, said grantee, its successors or as- 
signs, shall remove said canopy without 
<;ost or expense of any kind whatsoever 
to the City of Chicago, provided that in 
the event of the failure, neglect or re- 
fusal on the part of said grantee, its 
successors or assigns to remove said 
canopy when directed so to do, the City 



of Chicago may proceed to remove same 
and charge the expense thereof to said 
grantee, its successors or assigns. 

Section 3. In consideration of the 
privileges herein granted, and as com- 
pensation therefor, said Kedzie Amuse- 
ment Company, its successors or assigns, 
shall pay to the City of Chicago, as long 
as the privileges herein authorized are 
being enjoyed, the sum of Twenty-five 
Dollars ($25.00) per year, payable an- 
nually in advance, the first payment to 
be made as of the date of the passage of 
this ordinance and each succeeding pay- 
ment annually thereafter, provided that 
if default is made in the payment of any 
of the installments of compensation 
herein provided for, the privileges herein 
granted shall immediately terminate and 
this ordinance shall become null and 
void. 

Section 5. Before doing any work 
under and by virtue of the authority 
herein granted said grantee shall ex- 
ecute a bond to the City of Chicago in 
the penal sum of Ten Thousand Dollars 
($10,000.00), with sureties to be ap- 
proved by the Mayor, conditioned upon 
the faithful observance and performance 
of all and singular the conditions and 
provisions of this ordinance, and condi- 
tioned further to indemnify, keep and 
save harmless the City of Chicago 
against all liabilities, judgments, costs, 
damages and expenses which may in any 
wise come against said City in conse- 
quence of the granting of this ordinance, 
or which may accrue against, be charged 
to or recovered from said City from or 
by reason or on account of the passage 
of this ordinance, or from or by reason 
or on account of any act or thing done 
by the grantee herein by virtue of the 
authority herein granted. Said bond 
and the liability of the sureties thereon 
shall be kept in force throughout the life 
of this ordinance, and if at any time 
during the life of this ordinance said 
bond shall not be in full force, then the 



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privileges herein granted shall thereupon 
cease. 

Section 6. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage, upon the filing of the accept- 
ance in writing of this ordinance by the 
said grantee and the filing of the bond 
herein provided for within sixty (60) 
days of the passage hereof. 

Which was, by unanimous consent, on 
motion of Aid, Evans, duly passed by 
yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Coughlin, Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 
man, McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Fick, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, -Zimmer, Evans, Ful- 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Con- 
lon, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell, 
fTaylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, 
Hey, Eedwanz, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Koherts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—57. 

IVa^/s^Brennan — -1. 

Aid. Evans presented the claim of J. 
C. Hollopeter for compensation for lay- 
ing cement sidewalk at street intersec- 
tion, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Fulton presented the claim of 
Edward R. Fick for compensation for re- 
pairs to sewer, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements 
submitted a recommendation, estimate 
and ordinance for cement sidewalks on a 
system of streets as follows, to-wit: On 
both sides of Carroll avenue, from North 
Kedzie avenue to North Central Park 
avenue, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Evans, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — ^Coughlin, Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 



man, McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Fick, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful- 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Con- 
Ion, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell, 
Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, 
Hey, Redwanz, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—57. 

Nays — Brennan — 1. 



FOURTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Lucas and Lawley presented the 
following ordinance: 
Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 

City of Chicago : 

Section 1. That the sidewalk line on 
the west side of Irving avenue between 
Fulton street and the railroad elevation 
be and the same is hereby established at 
the curb line. 

Section 2. All ordinances or parts 
of ordinances in conflict With this ordi- 
nance are hereby repealed. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be 
in effect from and after its passage and 
publication. 

Which was, by unanimous consent, on 
motion of Aid. Lucas, duly passed by 
yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas— ^Coughlin, Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 
man, McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Fick, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful- 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Con- 
Ion, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell, 
Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, 
Hey, Redwanz, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—57. 

Nays — Brennan — 1. 



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143 



Aid. Lucas presented the claim of 
Anna Barkowitz for compensation for 
repairs to water pipe, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Lawley and Lucas presented or- 
ders for paving with asphalt Ohio street, 
from Western avenue to Campbell ave- 
nue, and Huron street from Western ave- 
nue to Washtenaw avenue, which were 

Referred to the Board of Local Im- 
provements. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for a cement sidewalk on the 
northerly side of West Lake street, from 
50 feet westerly of North Washtenaw 
avenue to 125 feet westerly of North 
Washtenaw avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Lucas, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — ^Ooughlin, Dixon, Ptingle, Fore- 
man, McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Fick^, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful- 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz, Lever, Sitts, Con- 
Ion, Bowler, Finn^ Stewart, Foell, 
Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, 
Hey, Redwanz, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mdnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Gark 
—57. 

ISfays — ^Brennan — 1. 



A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for curbing, grading and paving 
with brick the alley from North Ashland 
avenue to North Paulina street between 
West Chicago avenue and West Superior 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Lawley, the estimate was approved 



and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — ^Coughlin, Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 
man, McKennaj Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Fick, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful- 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Con- 
Ion, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell, 
Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, 
Hey, Redwanz, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mdnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—57. 

Nays— BrennsLii — 1 . 



SIXTEENTH WARD. 

Aid, Kunz and Koraleski presented 
the following order, which was, on mo- 
tion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and ihe is hereby di- 
rected to compel the C, M. & St. P. Ry. 
to erect gates at its crossings on the 
Bloomingdale Division between Marsh- 
field avenue and Robey street, and also 
to place gatemen at the crossings of 
said road until such time as the tracks 
will be elevated. 

The Board of Local Improvements 
submitted a recommendation, estimate 
and ordinance for a cement sidewalk on 
the north side of West North avenue, 
from 24.32 feet east of Holt avenue to 
North Ashland avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Koraleski, the estimate was ap- 
proved and the ordinance was passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — ^Goughlin, Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 
man, McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Fick, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful- 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Con- 
Ion, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell, 



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April 26, 1909. 



Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, 
Hey, Redwanz, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—57. 
. 'Nays — Brennan — 1. 



SEVENTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Dever presented the claim of P. 
J. Grriffin for wages withheld for time 
lost through sickness, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Sitts presented the claim of F. 
Teuber for a rebate of water tax, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements 
submitted a recommendation, estimate 
and ordinance for cement sidewalks on 
both sides of Elston avenue from Mil- 
waukee avenue to 681 feet north of Mil- 
waukee avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Dever, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 
man, McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson^ Fick, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful- 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Con- 
Ion, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell, 
Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, 
Hey, Redwanz, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—57. 

Nays — Brennan — 1. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for cement sidewalks on both sides 
of North May street, from Cornell street 
to West Chicago avenue. 



By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Sitts, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — ^Coughlin, Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 
man, McKennaj Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson^ Fick, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful- 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Con- 
Ion, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell, 
Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, 
Hey, Redwanz, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—57. 

Nays — Brennan — 1. 



EIGHTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Brennan presented the claim of 
Holmquist & Co. for a rebate of water 
tax, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements 
submitted a recommendation, estimate 
and ordinance for a cement sidewalk on 
the north side of West Lake street, from 
St. John's court to North Ashland ave- 
nue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Conlon, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 
man, McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones^ Emerson, Fick, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful- 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Con- 
lon, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell, 
Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, ■ 
Hey, Redwanz, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—57. 

Nays — Brennan — I. 4 



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NINETEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Bowler presented an order for 
paving with brick the north and south 
alley between Miller and Sholto streets 
from Harrison street to Vernon Park 
place, which was 

Eeferred to the Board of Local Im- 
provements. 

The Board of Local Improvements 
submitted a recommendation, estimate 
and ordinance for cement sidewalks on 
both sides of West Harrison street, from 
South Canal street to Law avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Bowler, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Co'Ughlin, Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 
man_, McKenna. Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, 
Merriam, JoneS;, Emerson^ Fick, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful- 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Con- 
Ion, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell, 
Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, 
Her, Redwanz^ Krumholz^ Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Qapp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Keams, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan^ Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
— o7. 

Nays — Brennan — 1 . 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for cement sidewalks on both sides 
of Newberry avenue, from West Taylor 
street to West 12th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Bowler, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 
man, McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Fick, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful- 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Con- 
ion, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell, 



Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, 
Hey, Redwanz, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Keams, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
— 57. 

Nai/s — Brennan — 1. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for cement sidewalks on both sides 
of West Taylor street, from South Cen- 
tre avenue to Laflin street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Bowler, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 
man, McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Fick, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful- 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Con- 
Ion, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell, 
Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, 
Hey, Redwanz, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp> 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Keams, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—57. 

Nays — Brennan — -1. 



TWENTIETH WARD. 

Aid. Stewart presented the following 
ordinance, which was referred to the 
Committee on Local Industries: 
Be it ordained ly the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That all that part of the 
thirteen (13) foot alley south of and 
adjoining the south line of Lots Nine 

(9) and Ten (10), excepting the east 
three (3) and eight-tenths (.8) feet of 
said Lot Nine (9), Assessors' Division 
of Lots Eight (8), Nine (9) and Ten 

(10) in H. H. Walker's re-subdivision 
of Lots Twelve (12) and Thirteen (13) 



I. 



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April 26, 1909, 



in S. F. Smith's Subdivision of the 
northeast quarter (N. E. 14) of the 
northeast quarter (N. E. %) of Section 
Eighteen (18), Township Thirty-nine 
(39) North, Range Fourteen (14), East 
of the Third Principal Meridian; said 
Assessors' Division of Lots Eight ( 8 ) , 
Nine (9) and Ten (10), etc., being rec- 
orded in the office of the Recorder of 
Deeds of Cook County, Illinois, on 
March 29, 1873, as Document No. 92224, 
said part of said alley being further de- 
scribed as the west forty-three and tAVO- 
tenths (43.2) feet, more or less, of the 
first east and west public alley south of 
West Monroe street and in the block 
bounded by West Monroe street. West 
Adams street, South Wood street and 
South Paulina street, as colored in red 
and indicated by the words "to be va- 
cated" upon the plat hereto attached, 
which plat for greater certainty is 
hereby made a part of this ordinance, be 
and the same is hereby vacated and 
closed, inasmuch as same is no longer 
required for public purposes, and the 
public interests will be subserved by its 
vacation. 

Section 2. The vacation herein pro- 
vided for is made upon the express con- 
dition that^ * 

shall, Avithin sixty (60) days of the pas- 
sage of this ordinance pay to the City 
of Chicago the sum of 



dollars towards a fund for 

the satisfaction of any and all claims 
for damages which may arise from said 
vacation, or any part thereof; and 
further shall within sixty (60) days of 
the passage of this ordinance file for 
record in the office of the Recorder of 
Deeds of Cook County, Illinois, a certi- 
fied copy of this ordinance. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage, subject, however, to the provi- 
sions of Section two (2) hereof. 

Aid. Stewart presented the following 
orders, which were on motion, duly 



Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Public Works be and he is hereby 
directed to issue a permit to Arthur 
Kallish and Theodore Kallish, doing 
business as Kallish Brothers, to place 
and maintain a water trough at 716 
West Polk street, and connect the 
same with water mains in Polk street, 
in accordance with all the rules and 
regulations of the Department of Pub- 
lic Works. Said trough shall be ■ 
equipped with an automatic shut off 
to prevent waste of water, and the 
said Kallish Brothers shall pay to the 
City of Chicago for water used such 
amounts as may be fixed by the Com- 
missioner of Public Works. The 
privilege hereby granted may be re- 
voked by the Mayor at any time 
within his discretion. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Public Works be and he is hereby 
directed to issue a permit to George 
Dennis, 7641/2 West Madison street, to 
erect a barber pole. Said barber pole 
shall be erected and maintained in ac- 
cordance with all rules and regula- 
tions of the Department of Public 
Works. This privilege shall be sub- 
ject to termination by the Mayor at 
any time in his discretion. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Public Works be and he is hereby 
directed to issue a permit to Gus. 
Cuffar, southwest corner Harrison and 
Laflin streets, to erect a barber pole. 
Said barber pole shall be erected and 
maintained in accordance with all 
rules and regulations of the Depart- 
ment of Public Works. This privilege 
shall be subject to termination by the 
Mayor at any time in his discretion. 

Aid. Stewart presented the claim of 
J. W. Ballard for a refund of fees for 
unused building permits, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements 
submitted a recommendation, estimate 
and ordinance for a cement sidewalk on 



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the northwesterly side of Ogden avenue, 
from South Leavitt street to Oakley 
boulevard. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Finn, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — ^Ooughlin, Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 
maUj McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones^ Emerson, Fick, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful- 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz^ Dever, Sitts, Con- 
Ion, Bowler, Finn^, Stewart, Foell, 
Taylor, C'lettenberg, Bauler, Britten, 
Hey, Redwanz, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg., Lipps, Clancy, Qapp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Keams, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
— 57. 

Nai/s — Brennan — 1 . 



TWENTY-FIRST WARD. 

The Board of Local Improvements 
submitted a recommendation, estimate 
and ordinance for plastering curb walls, 
cuirbing, grading and paving with 
asphalt Oak street, from Wells street to 
North Clark street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Foell, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 
maUj McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Fick, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful- 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Con- 
Ion, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell, 
Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, 
Hey, Redwanz, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Keams, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
— 57. 

Nays — Brennan — 1. 



TWENTY-SECOND WARD. 

Aid. Clettenberg presented the follow- 
ing order, which Avas, on motion, duly 
passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner 
of Public Works be and he is hereby 
directed to isue a permit to Jos. Fazio, 
5941/2 North Clark street, to erect 
a barber pole in front of said prem- 
ises; not on edge or end of sidewalk. 
Said barber pole shall be erected and 
maintained in accordance with all 
rules and regulations of the Depart- 
ment of Public Works. This privilege 
shall be subject to termination by the 
Mayor at any time in his discretion. 

Aid. Clettenberg and Bauler presented 
an order for paving with asphalt Rees 
street, from Halsted street to Hawthorne 
avenue, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Im- 
provements. 

The Board of Local Improvements 
submitted a recommendation, estimate 
and ordinance for plank sidewalks on 
both sides of Division street, from North 
Halsted street to the North Branch 
Canal. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Clettenberg, the estimate was ap- 
proved and the ordinance was passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — 'Coughlin, Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 
man, McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Fick, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful- 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Con- 
Ion, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell, 
Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, 
Hey, Redwanz, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Keams, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—57. 

ISfays — Brennan — I . 



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ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for cement sidewalks on both sides 
of Vedder street, from Milton avenue to 
North Halsted street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Bauler, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — ^Ooughlin, Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 
mauj, McKenna^ Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, 
Merriam, JoneS;, Emerson^ Fick, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful- 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz^ Dever, Sitts, Con- 
Ion, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell, 
Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, 
Hey, Redwanz, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Qapp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Keams, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—57. 

Nays — Br ennan — 1 . 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for curbing, grading and paving 
with brick the first alley west of Wells 
street, between Oak street and Wendell 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Clettenberg, the estimate was ap- 
proved and the ordinance was passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — ^Ooughlin, Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 
man, McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Fick, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful- 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Con- 
Ion, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell, 
Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, 
Hey, Redwanz, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Qapp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Keams, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—57. 

Nays — Brennan — 1 . 



A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for curbing, grading and paving 
with asphalt Connors street, from Sedg- 
wick street to Cleveland avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Bauler, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Ooughlin, Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 
man, McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Fick, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful- 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Con- 
Ion, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell, 
Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, 
Hey, Redwanz, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—57. 

Nays — ^Brennan — 1 . 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for plastering curb Avails, curbing, 
grading and paving with granite blocks 
Kingsbury street, from Erie street to 
Chicago avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Clettenberg, the estimate was ap- 
proved and the ordinance was passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— 'Ooughlin, Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 
man, McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Fick, "Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful- 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Con- 
Ion, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell, 
Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, 
Hey, Redwanz, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—57. 

Nays — Bronnan — 1. 



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A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for plastering curb walls, curbing, 
grading and paving with asphalt Oak 
street, from Wells street to Larrabee 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Bauler, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — C'oughlin, Dixon, Pringle, Fore 
man, McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Snow 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Fick, Hurt 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Con- 
Ion, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell, 
Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, 
Hey, Redwanz, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Keams, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—57. 

Nays — Brennan — 1. 



TWENTY-THIRD WARD. 

Aid. Britten presented an ordinance 
granting permission and authority to 
George A. Harper to lay down, con- 
struct, operate and maintain a railroad 
switdh track along Marcy street and 
across Clyde street, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local 
Industries. 

Aid. Britten presented the following 
order, which was, on motion, duly 



Ordered, That the Board of Super- 
vising Engineers of the Chicago Rail- 
ways Company and the Chicago City 
Railway Company be and it is hereby 
directed to investigate the advisability 
of requiring the aforesaid transporta- 
tion companies to equip the doors 
leading from the front platform of all 
"Pay as you enter" cars, to the street 
with devices operating automatically 



or through the operation of the mo- 
torman so that the same may be 
opened and closed without the assist- 
ance of the alighting passenger, and 
to report the outcome of this investi- 
gation to the Chicago City Council. 

Aid. Britten presented an order for 
paving the alleys lying between Ham- 
mond, Sedgwick, Wisconsin and Meno- 
minee streets, and an order for paving 
the alleys lying between Hammond 
street. North Park avenue, Wisconsin 
street and Menominee street, which were 

Referred to the Board of Local Im- 
provements. 

Aid. Hey presented an ordinance pro- 
viding for the use of sanitary methods 
and life-saving devices in connection 
with bathing beaches, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Health 
Department. 

Aid. Hey presented an order for pav- 
ing with brick the north and south alley 
lying between Sedgwick street and Lane 
place, from Garfield avenue to Center 
street, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Im- 
provements. 

The Board of Local Improvements 
submitted a recommendation, estimate 
and ordinance for a cement sidewalk on 
the east side of Edward court, from 
Webster avenue to Garfield avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Britten, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — C'oughlin, Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 
man, McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Snow,- 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Fick, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful- 
ton, Lucds, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Con- 
Ion, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell, 
Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, 
Hey, Redwanz, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 



JMIL 



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Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 

—57. 

'Nays — Brennan — 1 . 



A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for a cement sidewalk on the 
north side of Webster avenue, from 
North Park avenue to 150 feet west of 
North Park avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Hey, the estimate was approved and 
the ordinance w^as passed by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — Ooughlin^ Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 
man^ McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Fick, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful- 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Con- 
Ion, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell, 
Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, 
Hey, Redwanz, Krumholz, Thomson,. 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, GolombieA^^ki, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—57. 

l^ays — Brennan — 1 . 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for curbing, grading and paving 
with brick the alley from Clay street to 
Willow street and between Dayton 
street and North Halsted street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Britten, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yms — Ooughlin, Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 
man, McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Fick, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful- 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Con- 
Ion, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell, 
Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, 
Hey, Redwanz. Krumholz, Thomson, 



Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 

—57. 

Nays — Brennan — 1 , 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for curbing, grading and paving 
with brick Shades place, from Vine street 
to Orchard street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion o.f 
Aid. Hey, the estimate was approved and 
the ordinance was passed by yeas and 
nays as follows: 

Yeas — ^Coughlin, Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 
man, McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Fick, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful- 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Con- 
Ion, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell, 
Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, 
Hey, Redwanz, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Qapp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—57. 

Nays — ^Brennan — 1. 



TWENTY-FOURTH WARD. 

Aid. Krumholz presented an order fix- 
ing the sidewalk line on the north side 
of Greenwood terrace, between Wright- 
wood avenue and Terra Cotta place at 
three feet six inches from the lot line, 
which Avas 

Referred to the Board of Local Im- 
provements. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for cement sidewalks on both 
sides of North Hermitage avenue, fro*m 
Diversey avenue boulevard to Wright- 
wood avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 



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Aid. Redwanz, the estimate was ap- 
proved and the ordinance was passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — ^Coughlin, Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 
man^ McKenna^ Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones^ Emerson, Fick, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful- 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz^ Dever, Sitts, Con- 
Ion, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell, 
Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, 
Hey, Redwanz^ Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Qapp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
McXnerney, Roberts, Keams, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—57. 

Nays — Brennan — 1 . 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for curbing, grading and paving 
with asphalt Surrey court, from Fuller- 
ton avenue to Greenwood terrace. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Krumholz, the estimate was ap- 
proved and the ordinance was passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — C'oughlin, Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 
man, McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Fick, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful- 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz^ Dever, Sitts, Con- 
Ion, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell, 
Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, 
Hey, Redwanz, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Keams, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
. —57. 

Nays — Brennan — 1 . 



TWENTY-FIFTH WARD. 

Aid. Thomson presented the claim of 
Joseph Miller for compensation for re- 
pairing sewer stub, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



Aid. Thomson presented orders for 
improvements as follows: For paving 
Dakin street, from Evanston avenue to 
Seminary avenue and Addison avenue, 
from Clark street to Halsted street; for 
paving the east and west alley in the 
block bounded by Diversey boulevard, 
Marianna street, Slieffield avenue and 
Best avenue; and alleys in the block 
bounded by Ftillerton avenue, Wrightwood 
avenue, Halsted street and Burling 
street; and for paving the north and 
south alley west of Evanston avenue, 
from Sheridan road to Dakin street, 
which were 

Referred to the Board of Local Im- 
provements. 

Aid. Dunn presented the following 
ordinance : 

AN ORDINANCE 

Amending Section 112 of the Revised 

Municipal Code of Chicago of 1905. 
Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That Section 112 of the 
Revised Municipal Code of Chicago of 
1905, be and the same is hereby 
amended so as to read as follows: 

112. License Issued for Part of 
Year — Fee.) Where any license is is- 
sued under the provisions of Sections 
105, 107, 108 and 109 of this ordi- 
nance, if less than six months of the 
annual license period shall have ex- 
pired at the time of the issuance of 
such license, the full annual period 
shall be charged therefor. If more 
than six months of the annual license 
period shall have expired, one-half the 
full license fee shall be charged; in 
no event shall any such license be is- 
sued for any part of a license year for 
a less sum than one-half the full an- 
nual license fee. Provided, that for 
any such license issued during the 
months of May or Jiune of the year 
1909, two-thirds of the full annual 
fee shall be charged. 
Section 2. This ordinance shall be 



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in force and effect from and after its 
passage. 

Which was, by unanimous consent, on 
motion of Aid. Dunn, duly passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Teas — ^Coughlin, Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 
man^ McKenna,, Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones^ Emerson^, Fick, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful- 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Con- 
Ion, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell, 
Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, 
Hey, Redwanz^ Krumholz^ Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts^ Kearns, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—57. 

ISfays — ^Brennan — 1 . 

Aid. Dunn presented the following 
ordinance : 

AN ORDINANCE 

Amending Section 1329 of the Revised 
Municipal Code of Chicago of 1905, 
and fixing the due dates of certain 
license fees at December 31st, 
Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That Section 1329 of the 
Revised Municipal Code of Chicago of 
1905 as amended March 29, 1909, be and 
the same is hereby amended so as to 
read as follows: 

No license shall be granted for a less 
period, nor a longer period, than one 
(1) year, excepting where otherwise 
specifically provided, and every li- 
cense shall expire on the 31st day of 
December following the date of its 
issuance, excepting where otherwise 
specifically provided; Provided, that 
no license shall be issued for any 
period of time less than a year for a 
less sum than the full annual license 
fee, except where otherwise speci- 
fically provided; and provided, further 
that all licenses issued subsequent to 
the 30th day of April, 1909, for the 



period ending December 31, 1909, shall, 
excepting where otherwise specifically 
provided, be issued for two-thirds of 
the full annual license fee. The fee 
for each license issued shall be col- 
lected in full at the time of the issu- 
ance and delivery thereof, excepting 
where otherwise specifically provided. 
In no event shall any rebate or re- 
fund be made of any license fee or 
part thereof by reason of the death of 
the licensee or by reason of non-user 
of such license, or by reason of a 
change of location or occupation of 
such licensee. 

It shall be the duty of the City CqI- 
lector from ten (10) to sixty (60) 
days prior to the termination of the 
license period to cause a written no- 
tice to be mailed to each licensee di- 
recting the attention of such licensee 
to the fact that his license will be due 
on the day- following the termination 
of his existing license, the amount of 
the license and the penalty for failing 
to procure a license in accordance with 
the provisions of the ordinance; pro- 
vided, however, that failure on the 
part of the City Collector to cause 
such notice to be mailed to each li- 
censee shall not be deemed a defense 
for a suit brought by the City of 
Chicago to recover the penalty for vio- 
lation of the ordinance under which 
the licensee is required to secure a 
license. 

All ordinances or parts of ordi- 
nances inconsistent herewith or repug- 
nant (hereto are hereby repealed. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be 
in full force and effect from and after , 
its passage. 

Which was, by unanimous consent, on 
motion of Aid. Dunn, duly passed, by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — ^Ooughlin, Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 
man, McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, 
Merriam, JoneS;, Emerson, Fick, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful- 



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ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Con- 
Ion, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell, 
Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, 
Hey, Redwanz, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Qapp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts^ Kearns, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—57. 

ISlays — Brennan — 1. 

Aid. Dunn presented the following 
ordinance : 

AN ORDINANCE 

Amending Section 1596 of the Revised 
Municipal Code of Chicago of 1905, to 
provide that certain licenses for ped- 
dling shall expire on the thirty-first 
day of December following the respec- 
tive dates of issuance thereof, and 
to provide that license periods for cer- 
tain other licenses for peddling shall 
begin on the first days of January, 
April, July and October. • 

Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That Section 1596 of the 
Revised Municipal Code of Chicago of 
1905 be and the same is ihereby amended 
so that the said Section shall hereafter 
read as follows: 

1596. License Periods.) Licenses 
to peddle from a wagon, from a push- 
cart or a handcart or as a pack ped- 
dler, excepting as hereinafter provided, 
shall be issued for quarterly periods 
beginning, respectively, on the first 
days of January, April, July and Oc- 
tober of each year, and no such license 
shall be issued for any period of time 
for a less sum than one-fourth of the 
annual license fee; provided, that all 
licenses to peddle oil, solely, or wood, 
solely, from a wagon or other similar 
vehicle, and all licenses to peddle fish, 
solely, from a wagon or other similar 
vehicle on Thursdays and Fridays 
only, shall expire on the thirty-first 



day of December folloioing the respec- 
tive dates of the issuance thereof. 

Provided, further that all licenses 
which by the terms of this Section are 
issued for quarterly periods, and lohich 
shall be issued during the calendar year 
1909, subsequent to the thirtieth day 
of April of Said year, shall be issued 
for periods beginning, respectively, on 
the first days of May, August and No- 
vember, and ending, respectively, on 
the last days of July, October and 
December; and provided, further, that 
no license so issued shall be issued for 
a less sum than one-fourth of the an- 
nual license fee, excepting that all 
such licenses which shall be issued 
during the year 1909 subsequent to the 
thirty-first day of October of said year 
shall be issued for one-sixth of the 
annual license fee. 

Licenses to peddle fruits, cakes, 
candy, nuts and other like commodi- 
ties from a basket or • other like re- 
ceptable carried by a peddler may be 
paid for in monthly installments, in 
advance on the first day of each 
month; but no such license shall be 
issued for any period of time less 
than a month for a smaller fee than 
one-twelfth of the annual license fee. 

Section 2. That this ordinance shall 
take effect and be in force from and 
after its passage and approval. 

Which was, by unanimous consent, on 
motion of Aid. Dunn, duly passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Dixon, Pringle, Tore- 
man, McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Fick, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful- 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Con- 
Ion, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell, 
Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, 
Hey, Redwanz, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 



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April 26, 1909. 



Reading, Nolan^ Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—57. 

Is ays — Brennan — 1 . 

Aid. Dunn presented the following 
ordinance: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Amending an ordinance relating to ped- 
dlers. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That Section 1592 of the 
Revised Municipal Code of Chicago of 
1905, as subsequently amended be and 
the same is hereby amended so as to 
read as follows: 

"1592. Peddlers from Wagons — 
■General Peddlers — Fish Peddlers — 
Wood Peddlers — License Fee.) The 
fee to be charged for a license to ped- 
dle from a wagon or other vehicle 
drawn or propelled by animal power 
other than that supplied by a human 
being or drawn or propelled by me- 
chanical power shall be ' fifty dollars 
per annum. Such license shall entitle 
the licensee to use one such wagon or 
similar vehicle in and about his busi- 
ness. For each additional wagon or 
other similar vehicle used by him in 
and about his business he shall pay 
an annual license fee of fifty dollars. 
Provided, however, that persons de- 
siring a license to peddle wood, solely, 
or oil, solely, from a wagon or other 
similar vehicle may be licensed for 
such purpose and shall be required to 
pay for such license the sum of ten 
dollars per annum for each and every 
wagon used by such licensee for that 
purpose, and provided, further, that 
persons desiring a license to peddle 
fish, solely, from a wagon or other 
similar vehicle on Thursdays and Fri- 
days of each toeeJc only, may be li- 
censed for such purpose and shall he 
required to pay for such license the 
sum of fifteen dollars per annum for 
each and every toagon used by such 
licensee for that purpose. 



Provided, also, that the licenses is- 
sued to persons %oho pay $15.00 per 
annum only therefor, shall be plainly 
stamped or marked so as to indicate 
that the licensee is authorized to ped- 
dle fish on Thursdays and Fridays of 
each iveek only, and that all tags is- 
sued to such licensees toho pay such 
sum of $15.00 per annum shall be of 
a different design from tags issued to 
peddlers who pay $50.00 per annum, as 
license fees." 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be 
in full force and effect from and after 
its passage. 

Which was, by unanimous consent, on 
motion of Aid. Dunn, uiily passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Coughlin, Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 
man, McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Fick, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful- 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Con- 
Ion, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell, 
Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, 
Hey, Redwanz, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, C.app, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—57. 

Nays — Brennan — 1 . 

Aid. Dunn presented the following 
ordinance : 

AN ordinance 
Amending Section 2028 of the Revised 
Municipal Code of Chicago of 1905, 
as amended, and changing the due 
dates of second-hand dealers' licenses. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That Section 2028 of the 
Revised Municipal Code of Chicago of 
1905, as amended, be and the same is 
hereby amended so as to read as fol- 
lows: 

"2028. Licenses to second-hand 
dealers shall be issued for semi-annual 



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periods, beginning on the first day of 
January and July in each year and 
the fee therefor shall be Twenty-five 
($25.00) dollars for each period or 
fraction thereof, payable in advance; 
provided, however, that any such li- 
cense issued during the months of May 
and June, 1909, shall expire on the 
thirty-first day of December, 1909, and 
the fee to he paid for such license so 
issued shall he two-thirds of the full 
annual fee." 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be 
in full force and effect from and after 
its passage. 

Which was, by unanimous consent, on 
motion of Aid. Bunn, duly passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — ^Goughlin, Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 
man, McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones/ Emerson^ Fick, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful- 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Con- 
Ion, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Focll, 
Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, 
Hey, Redwanz^ Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Qapp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mdnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg^ Clark 
—57. 

Nays — Brennan — 1 . 

Aid. Dunn presented the following 
ordinance : 

AN ORDINANCE 

Amending Section 2348 of the Revised 
Municipal ' Code of ' Chicago of 1905, 
as amended, and changing the due 
dates of public cart automobile li- 
censes to December 31st. 
Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That Section 2348 of the 

Revised Municipal Code of Chicago of 

1905, as amended, be and the same is 

hereby amended so as to read as follows : 

2348. The sum of Fifteen ($15.00) 

dollars shall be paid by each applicant 



for a license whicli shall expire on the 
thirty-first day of December following 
the date of issue, which license shall 
permit such applicant to use as many 
vehicles of the aforesaid character as 
he may elect. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be 
in full force and effect from and after 
its passage. 

Which was, by unanimous consent, on 
motion of Aid. Dunn, duly passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 
man, McKenna^ Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones^ Emerson^ Fick, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful- 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Con- 
Ion, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell, 
Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, 
Heyj Redwanz, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mdnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—57. 

Nays — Brennan — 1 . 

Aid. Dunn presented the following 

ordinance : 

AN ordinance 

Amending Section 2377d of the Revised 
Municipal Code of Chicago of 1905, 
as amended, and changing the due date 
of garage licenses to the 31st day of 
December. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 
Section 1. That Section 2377d of 

the Revised Municipal Code of Chicago 

of 1905, as amended July 17, 1908, be 

and the same is hereby amended so as to 

read as follows: 

Section 2377d. All such licenses 
shall expire on the thirty-first of De- 
cember following the date of issue, 
and when issued for a period of more 
than six (6) months the license fee 
shall be the full annual license fee as 
provided in the foregoing section. 



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When issued for a period of less than 
six (6) months the license fee shall 
be one-half of the annual fee as pro- 
vided in the foregoing section; pro- 
vided, however, that the fee to be paid 
for such license, if issued during the 
months of May and June, 1909, shall 
be two-thirds of the full annual li- 
cense fee. 

If such garage keeper shall at any 
time before the expiration of any 
license issued to him under the pro- 
visions of this article, change his 
place of business, he shall forthwith 
give notice of such fact to the City 
Collector. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be 
in full force and effect from and after 
its passage. 

Which was, by unanimous consent, on 
motion of Aid. Dunn, duly passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — ^Coughlin, Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 
man, McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Fick, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful- 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Con- 
Ion, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell, 
Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, 
Hey, Redwanz, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—57. 

'Nays — Brennan — 1 . 

Aid. Dunn presented the following 
ordinance : 

AN ORDINANCE 

Changing the due date of hotel licenses 

to December 31st. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That Section 4 of an 
ordinance passed by the City Council on 
January 7, 1907, relating to the licens- 
ing of hotels, be and the same is hereby 
amended so as to read as follows: 



"Section 4. Any person complying 
with the aforesaid requirements, and 
upon the payment in advance to the 
City Collector of a license fee of fif- 
teen dollars, shall receive a license 
under the corporate seal, signed by the 
Mayor, and attested by the City Clerk, 
which shall expire on the thirty-first 
day of Decemher following its issu- 
ance and which shall authorize the per- 
son or persons therein named to keep 
a hotel at the place and of the num- 
ber of rooms designated in the license 
and for the period stated therein. 
Licenses may be issued for the full 
license year or for the unexpired por- 
tion thereof, and if issued for the un- 
expired portion of the license year the 
fee to be paid therefor shall bear the 
same ratio to the sum required for the 
whole year that the number of months 
or fraction thereof in such unexpired 
portion bears to the whole number of 
months in the year." 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be 
in full force and effect from and after 
its passage. 

Which was, by unanimous consent, on 
motion of Aid. Dunn, duly passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 
man, McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, 
Merriam, .Jones, Emerson, Fick, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful- 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Con- 
Ion, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell, 
Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, 
Hey, Redwanz, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—57. 

Nays — Brennan — 1. 

Aid. Dunn presented the following 
ordinance : 

Alc ordinance 
Relating to dealers in ice. 



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Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section. 1. That Section 1146 of the 
Revised Municipal Code of Chicago of 
1905 as amended December 17, 1908, be, 
and the same is hereby amended so as 
to read as follows: 

1146. Test— Bond— License— Fee. ) 
Every person or corporation desiring 
to engage in the business of retail- 
ing and selling any ice from house to 
house, or to hotels, restaurants, sa- 
loons or other places where such ice 
so sold and delivered may be used in 
contact with articles of food or drink 
(which use is hereinafter referred to 
as "domestic use") or where such ice 
is to be used solely for cooling purposes, 
shall, before engaging in such business, 
file a written application with the com- 
missioner of health for a license there- 
for, stating in such application the 
place or places where such ice is to 
be or has been cut or gathered, the 
means of delivery, the location of the 
depots or places in Chicago from 
which such ice is to be delivered, and 
the quality of the ice intended to be 
sold. Such application shall be veri- 
fied by the oath of the applicant, or, if 
the applicant is a corporation, by the 
•oath of some officer thereof. 

All ice to be sold or delivered with- 
in the city for domestic use, as afore- 
said, shall be pure and healthful ice, 
free from matter deleterious to health; 
and such ice is hereby defined to be 
ice which, upon chemical and bacteri- 
ological examination, shall be found to 
bee free from nitrites and pathogenic 
bacteria, and to contain not more 
than nine-thousandths of one part of 
free ammonia and nine-thousandths of 
one part of albuminoid ammonia in 
one hundred thousand parts. 

The Commissioner of Health shall 
examine such application, and if it 
shall appear to him therefrom that 
the ice intended to be sold is such ice 



as may under this article be lawfully 
sold and delivered in the city for do- 
mestic use as aforesaid, said Commis- 
sioner shall take from the applicant a 
bond to the city, with sureties to be 
approved by said Commissioner, in the 
sum of five thousand dollars, condi- 
tioned that the applicant shall comply 
with all the ordinances of the city re- 
lating to the cutting, storing, selling 
and delivery of ice, and with all law- 
ful rules and regulations of the Com- 
missioner of Health touching the ice 
business and touching the protection 
and care of articles of drink, food and 
food materials, and that the applicant 
will not sell or give away in the city 
any ice containing any substance 
deleterious to health during the period 
of his license, except as hereinafter 
provided. Upon receipt of such appli- 
cation and bond if such application 
shall be approved by the Commissioner 
of Health he shall forthwith trans- 
mit such application and bond to the 
Mayor, who shall thereupon, upon 
payment by the applicant to the City 
Collector of the license fee as herein- 
after fixed, issue or cause to be issued 
to such applicant a license attested by 
the City Clerk, authorizing the appli- 
cant to engage in the business of re- 
tailing and selling ice, either for do- 
mestic use solely, or for packing or 
cooling purposes solely, or for both 
purposes, for and during the period 
of such license. 

Such license shall be issued for 
semi-annual periods beginning on the 
first days of May omd 'Novemier in 
each year, respectively, and the fee 
therefor shall be Five Dollars ($5.00) 
for each period or fraction thereof, 
payable in advance; Provided that no 
license shall be issued hereunder for 
any part of a license year or period 
for a less fee than Five Dollars 
($5.00), and from each applicant oper- 
ating more than one vehicle, the fee 
shall he at the same annual and pro- 



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portionate rate for each vehicle so 

employed. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be 
in full force and effect from and after 
its passage. 

Which Avas, hy unanimous consent, on 
motion of Aid. Dunn, duly passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Teas — ^Coughlin, Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 
man^ McKenna^ Sheahan, McCoid, Snow 
Merriam, Jones^ Emerson, Fick, Hurt 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever^ Sitts^ Con 
Ion, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell 
Taylor. Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten 
Hey, Redwanz^ Krumholz, Thomson 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher 
Reading, Nolan^ Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—57. 

Ways — Brennan — 1. 

Aid, Dunn presented the following or- 
dinance : 

AN ORDINANCE 

Amending Section 1407 of the Revised 
Municipal Code of Chicago of 1905. 

Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 
City of Chicago : 
Section 1. That Section 1407 of the 

Revised Municipal Code of Chicago of 

1905 be and the same is hereby amended 

so as to read as follows: 

1407. Delicatessen Stores. No per- 
son shall carry on, engage in or con- 
duct the business of keeper of Avhat is 
commonly or generally known as a 
delicatessen store or place where 
smoked, salted or dried meats, sausage 
and other like articles of food are 
.dealt in, without first having obtained 
a license as hereinafter provided; pro- 
vided, that any person or corporation 
licensed under the general ordinances 
of the City to sell or dispose of milk 
or cream in and from any store, shall 
he exempt from the provisions of this 
section. 



Section 2. This ordinance shall be 
in full force and effect from and after 
its passage. 

Which was, by unanimous consent, on 
motion of Aid. Dunn, duly passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Coughlin, Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 
man, McKenna, Sheahan, INIcCoid, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Fick, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful- 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz, D.,ver, Sitts, Con- 
Ion, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell, 
Taylor, Clettenberg, 1 aler, Britten, 
Hey, Redwanz_, Krumholz^ Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kck as, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—57. 

Nays — Brennan — 1 . 

Aid. Dunn presented the following or- 
dinance : 

an ordinance 
Amending Sections 2 and 3 of an ordi- 
nance relating to the licensing of ve- 
hicles. 

Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That Sections 2 and 3 of 
an ordinance passed by the City Council 
of the City of Chicago on February 3rcl, 
1908 (pp. 3829-3830, Council Proceed- 
ings), be, and the same are, hereby 
amended so as to read respectively as 
follows : 

"Section 2. That any person, firm 
or corporation desiring a license for 
any such wagon or vehicle shall file 
an application with the City Collector, 
upon a form provided by him, setting 
forth the name and address of the ap- 
plicant, a description of the wagon 
or vehicle for which the license is de- 
sired and the place where such wagon 
or A^ehicle is to be kept when not in 
use; also the number and kinds of 
other wagons or vehicles kept by said 
applicant at such place, and such other 



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information as may be prescribed; 
suob application shall be transmitted 
to the Mayor, and upon the payment 
by the applicant of the license fee here- 
inafter provided to the City Collector, 
the Mayor shall issue or cause to be 
issued a license which shall be attested 
by the City Clerk authorizing the use 
of such wagon or vehicle Avithin the 
City, until the expiration of such 
license." 

"Section 3. That the license fees 
to be paid annually to the City Col- 
lector shall be as follows: 

One-horse wagon or vehicle $ 5.00 

Two-horse wagon or vehicle.,.. 10.00 
Three-horse wagon or vehicle .... 15.00 
Four-horse wagon or vehicle.... 25.00 
Six-or-more horse wagon or ve- 
hicle . . 35.00 

Automobiles with seats for one 

or two persons 12.00 

Automobiles with seats for more 
than two persons, exclusive of 
•trucks, coaches and busses... 20.00 
Automobile trucks, coaches and 

busses 30.00 

"All such licenses shall expire on 
the thirtieth day of April following 
the date of issue, and when issued for 
a period of less than one year, the fea 
to be paid for the unexpired license 
period shall be the proportionate part 
of the annual rate .fixed by the or- 
dinance, but no fee shall be less than 
one-fourth of the annual rate. 

"All revenues derived from sucji 
license fee shall be kept as a sep- 
arate fund and used only for paying 
the cost and expenses of street or alley 
improvement or repair." 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be 
in full force and effect from and after 
its passage, approval and due publica- 
tion. 

Which was, by unanimous consent, on 
motion of Aid. Dunn, duly passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Teas — Coughlin, Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 



man, McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, 
Merriam, JoneS;, Emerson^ Fick, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful- 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Con- 
lon, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell, 
Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, 
Hey, Redwanz, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Qapp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Keams, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan^ Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—57. 

Nai/s — ^Brennan — 1 . 

Aid. Dunn presented the following or- 
dinance : 

AN ORDINANCE 

Amending Section 2371 of the Revised 
Municipal Code of Chicago of 1905, 
to provide that licenses to keepers of 
livery stables and boarding stables 
shall expire on the 31st day of De- 
cember. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That Section 2371 of the 
Revised Municipal Code of Chicago of 
1905, as amended, be and the same is 
hereby amended so as to read as follows: 

"2371. License Period — Fee for Por- 
tion of Year — Change of Location.) 
All such licenses shall expire on the 
31s^ day of December following the 
date of issue, and when issued for a 
period of more than six months the 
license fee shall be ten dollars. When 
issued for less than six months the 
license fee shall be five dollars; pro- 
vided, that all of such licenses as shall 
he issued during the months of May 
or June of the yea/r 1909 shall he 
issued for tioo -thirds of the annual 
license fee. 

"If any livery or boarding stable 
keeper shall at any time before the 
expiration of any license issued to him 
under the provisions of this article 
change his place of business, he shall 



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forthwith give notice of such fact to 

the City Collector." 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after 
its passage. 

Which was, by unanimous consent, on 
motion of Aid. Dunn, duly passed by 
yeas ana nays as follows: 

Yeas — .Co'Ughlin, Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 
man, McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones^ Emerson, Fick, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful- 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Con- 
Ion, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell, 
Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, 
Hey, E,edwanz, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blenooe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—57. 

Nays — Brennan — 1. 

Aid. Dunn presented the following or- 
dinance : 

AN ORDINANCE 

Amending Section 4 of an ordinance pro- 
viding for the licensing and regula- 
tion of sale stables, passed by the City 
Council December 3rd, 1906, as amend- 
ed February 4th, 1907. 
Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 
City of Chicago : 

Section. 1 That Section 4 of an ordi- 
nance providing for the licensing and 
regulation of sale stables, passed by the 
City Council of the City of Chicago De- 
cember 3rd, 1906, as amended by an or- 
dinance passed February 4th, 1907, be 
and the same is ihereby amended so that 
the said Section 4 shall read as follows: 
"Section 4. License Fee — Period.) 
Upon complying with the foregoing 
conditions and the payment of a li- 
cense fee at the rate of twenty-five 
dollars per annum, the applicant shall 
receive a license authorizing such per- 
son, firm or corporation to keep and 
conduct a sale stable at the place des- 



ignated in said license subject, how- 
ever, to all ordinances of the City of 
Chicago in force at the time of the 
issuance of such license and during the 
term for whioli it is granted. Pro- 
vided that all such licenses shall ex- 
pire on the 31st day of December fol- 
lowing the date of issuance." 
Section 2. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after 
its passage. 

Whicli was, by unanimous consent, on 
motion of Aid, Dunn, duly passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Ctoughlin, Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 
man, McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson^ Fick, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful- 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Con- 
Ion, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell, 
Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, 
Hey, Redwanz, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—57. 

Nays — Brennan — 1. 

Aid. Dunn presented the following 
resolution : 

Whereas, There is pending before 
the State Legislature a bill to pre- 
vent the Sanitary District of Chicago 
from marketing its electrical power, 
except to cities, towns and villages 
for public purposes, and 

Whereas, The total demand of all 
the cities, towns and villages within 
the Sanitary District for electricity, 
for light and power purposes does not 
equal one-half of the capacity of the 
power plant of the Sanitary District 
and then only during the hours of 
night, and 

Whereas, The surplus power of the 
Sanitary District is now being sold 
to firms, individuals and corporations 
for light and power purposes to the 



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encouiagenient of trade fircl the crt,a- 
tion of a revenue whicli may be used 
for the reduction of taxes, thus bene- 
fitting the taxpayers of Chicago and 
the municipal corporation of Chicago, 
itself, be it 

Resolved, By the City Council of the 
City of Chicago that House Bill No. 
504 is inimical to the City of Chicago 
and should not be passed, and be it 
further 

Resolved, That the Committee on 
State Legislation be and it is hereby 
directed to oppose the passage of such 
bill. 

Which was, by unanimous consent, on 
motion of Aid. Dunn, duly adopted by 
yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — ^Ooughlin, Dixon, Pi-ingle, Fore- 
man, McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Fick^ Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful- 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Con- 
Ion, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell, 
Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, 
Hey, Redwanz, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn. Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—57. 

'Nays — Brennan — L 

Aid. Dunn presented the following or- 
der, which was, on motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby au- 
thorized and directed to issue a per- 
mit to Henry A. Haugan, 1754 Deming 
place, authorizing the use of city water 
from fire hydrants without cost, from 
April 1, 1909, to November 15, 1909, 
in consideration of the cleaning of the 
following streets: Wrightwood ave- 
nue, Deming place and Arlington place, 
all between Orchard and Clark streets j 
Hamilton court, from Arlington place 
to Deming place; Burling street, from 
Wrightwood avenue to Fullerton ave- 



nue; said permit to contain a condi- 
tion that if said Henry A. Haugan 
shall fail to clean said streets or any 
of them to the satisfaction and appro- 
val of the Commissioner of Public 
Works, or if said water is used for 
any other purpose than street sprink- 
ling, the shall pay to the City the full 
rate for all Avater used from the date 
of the issuance of said permit, and if 
said Henry A. Haugan shall fail to 
comply with the conditions of said per- 
mit, the Mayor shall revoke the same, 
and no other permit shall be issued to 
said Henry A. Haugan until all 
charges have been paid. 

i^ld. Dunn presented claim of J. L. 
Pfau & Co. and Louise Mohrman for 
refunds of 90% of special assessments 
for water supply pipes, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Dunn presented a protest of prop- 
erty owners against the proposed open- 
ing of State court, from Briar place to 
Barry avenue, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Im- 
provements. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for a cement sidewalk on the 
westerly side of North Clark street, 
from Roscoe street to School street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Thomson, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows : 

Yeas— Coughlin, Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 
man, McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Fick, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful- 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Con- 
Ion, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell, 
Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, 
Hey, RedAvanz, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp. 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 



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Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Glark i 

-57. I 

"Nays — Brennan — 1. \ 

ALSO, i 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- : 

nance for curbing, grading and paving : 

with slag and granite top macadam Cam- \ 
bridge avenue, from the center line of 
Briar place to 143 feet north of Briar 

place. , 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Dunn, the estimate was approved ! 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughliri, Dixon, Pringle, Fore- j 
man, McKenna, Sheahan, MeCoid, Snow, i 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Fick, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful- ' 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- , 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Con- 
Ion, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell, 
Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Written, 
Hey, Redwanz, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—57. 

l^ays — Brennan — 1. 



A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for curbing, grading and paving 
with slag and granite top macadam a sys- 
tem of streets as follows: Howard street, 
from Perry street to a point 156 feet 
east of Lakeside terrace, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Thomson, the estimate was ap- 
proved and the ordinance was passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Cough lin, Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 
man, McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Fick, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful- 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Con- 
Ion, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell, 
Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, 



Hey, Redwanz, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Grolombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—57. 

'Nays — Brenjian — 1. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and or- 
dinance for water service pipes in Shef- 
field avenue, between Roscoe street and 
Wrightwood avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Dunn, the estimate Avas approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 
man, McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Fick, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful- 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Con- 
Ion, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell, 
Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, 
Hey, Redwanz, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—57. 

"NoAis — Brennan — 1 . 



TWENTY-SIXTH WARD. 

Aid. Lipps presented the following or- 
der, which was, on motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to promptly have all overhead 
wires and poles removed from the fol- 
lowing named streets, as same are 
about to be paved: North Ashland 
avenue, Berteau avenue to Law- 
rence avenue; Leland avenue, Wilson 
avenue, Sunnyside avenue and Mont- 
rose avenue, each from East Ravens- 
Avood Park to North Clark street. 

Aid. Lipps presented the claim of Mrs. 
Mary Hollwueber for a rebate of water 



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taXj and the claim of Pasco, Manley & 
Giroux for a refund of fee paid for 
amusement license, which were 
Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

I The Board of Local Improvements sub- 

mitted a recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for curbing, filling and paving 
with brick Ridge avenue, from North 
Clark street to East Ravenswood Park. 
By unanimous consent, on motion of 

j Aid. Reinberg, the estimate was ap- 

|l proved and the ordinance was passed by 

I yeas and nays as follows: 

Teas — Coughlin, Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 

ij man, McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Fick, Hurt, 

I Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful- 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Con- 

! Ion, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell, 

1 Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, 
Hey, Redwanz, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
IMcInerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—67. 

! N<iys — Brennan — 1. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for water service pipes in Nori^h 
Hermitage avenue, between Granville ave- 
nue and Ridge avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Lipps, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 
I Yeas — Coughlin, Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 
' man, McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Fick, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful- 
' ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Con- 
Ion, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell, 
Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, 
Hey, Redwanz, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 



Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—57. 

Nays — Brennan — 1. 

ALSO, 

The following ordinance: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for a sewer in 
East Ravenswood Park, from Granville 
avenue to the alley south of Devon 
avenue, in the City of Chicago, County 
of Cook and State of Hlinois. 
Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance enti- 
tled "An ordinance for a sewer in East 
Ravenswood Park, from Granville ave- 
nue to the alley south of Devon avenue," 
passed November 9, 1908, be and the 
same is hereby repealed, and that the 
assessment made under the provisions of 
said ordinance. Docket 33850, of the 
County Court of said County, be and 
the same is hereby annulled. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be 
in force from and after its passage. 

Which was, on motion of Aid. Rein- 
berg, duly passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 
man, McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Fick, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful- 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Con- 
Ion, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell, 
Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, BritteUj 
Hey, Redwanz, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—57. 

NoAis — Brennan — 1. 



TWENTY-SEVENTH WARD. 

Aid. Clancy presented the following 
order, which was, on motion, duly 



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Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works he and he is hereby di- 
rected to install a four-inch water ser- 
vice pipe into the property of the 
Ephpheta School for the Deaf without 
charge and without meter. The school 
is located on North 40th avenue, 155 
feet south of Belmont avenue. 

Aid. Clancy presented the claim of the 
Logan Square Baptist Church for re- 
funds of fees paid for permits, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Clancy presented an order for 
paving with asphalt Berteau avenue, 
from Milwaukee avenue to North 52nd 
avenue, which was 

. Referred to the Board of Local Im- 
provements. 

- The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for a cinder sidewalk on the 
northeasterly side of Avondale avenue 
from North 48th avenue to West Law- 
rence avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Clancy, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeds — Coughlin, Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 
man, McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Fick, Hurt. 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful- 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Con- 
Ion, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell, 
Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, 
Hey, Redwanz, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Grolombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—57. 

Nays — Brennan — 1. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and or- 
dinance for cement sidewalks on a sys- 
tem of streets as follows, to-wit: On 



the south side of West Belmont avenu*» 
from North Rockwell street to 75 feet 
west of North Rockwell street, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Capp, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Coughlin, Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 
man, McKenna, Shealian, McCoid, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Fick, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful- 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Cop- 
Ipn, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell,. 
Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten,. 
Hey, Redwanz, Krumholz, Thomson^ 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp,. 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller,. 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher^ 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—57. - ■ 

Nays — Brennan — 1. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for cement sidewalks on a system 
of streets as follows, to-wit: On both 
sides of West Dakin street, from North 
56th avenue to North 60th avenue, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Clancy, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 
man, McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Snow,. 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Fick, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful- 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Con- 
Ion, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell, 
Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten,. 
Hey, Redwanz, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher,. 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—57. 

Nays — Brennan — 1. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 



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nance for cinder sidewalks on both sides 
of North 56th avenue, from 33 feet soutli 
of the north line of West Leland avenue 
produced east to West Montrose avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Capp, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 
man, McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Fick, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful- 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Cbn- 
lon, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell, 
Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, 
Hey, Redwanz, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—57. 

Nays — Br ennan — 1 . 

ALSO, 
A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for cement sidewalks on a system 
of streets as follows, to-wit: On both 
sides of West Melrose avenue, from 
North Washtenaw avenue to Elston ave- 
nue, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Clancy, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 
man, McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Fick, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful- 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Con- 
Ion, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell, 
Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, 
Hey, Redwanz, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Grolombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—57. 

Nays — Br ennan — 1 . 



ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for a cement sidewalk on the 
southwesterly side of Milwaukee avenue, 
from North Central Park avenue to 
231.14 feet northwesterly of North Cen- 
tral Park avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Capp, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 
man, McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Fick, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful- 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpai 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Con- 
Ion, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell, 
Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, 
Hey, Redwanz, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—57. 

Nays — Brennan — 1. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for a cement sidewalk on the 
northeasterly side of Milwaukee avenue, 
from West Diver sey avenue to 198 feet 
southeasterly of West Diversey avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Clancy, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 
man, McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Fick, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful- 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Con- 
Ion, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell, 
Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, 
Hey, Redwanz, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 



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Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—57. 

2VcM/s^Brennan — 1. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for a cinder sidewalk on the 
south side of West Montrose avenue, 
from Sanitary District of Chicago to 
North California avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Capp, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 
man, McKenna, Sheahan, MeCoid, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Fick, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful- 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa* 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Con- 
Ion, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell, 
Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, 
Hey, Redwanz, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—57. 

Nays — Brennan — 1. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for cement sidewalks on a system 
of streets as follows, to-wit: On both 
sides of West Noble avenue, from North 
Spaulding avenue to North Central Park 
avenue, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Clancy, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 
man, McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Fick, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful- 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Con- 
Ion, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell, 
Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, 
Hey,.-TRedwanz, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 



Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—57. 

^ai/s— Brennan — 1. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for cement sidewalks on a sys- 
tem of streets as follows, to-wit : On 
the south side of West Roscoe street, 
from North California avenue to Elston 
avenue, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Capp, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 
man, McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Fick, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful- 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Con- 
Ion, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell, 
Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, 
Hey, Redwanz, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—57. 

Nays — Brennan — 1 . 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for cinder sidewalks on both sides 
of North Spaulding avenue, from the 
North Branch of the Chicago river to 
West Lawrence avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Clancy, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 
man, McKenna, Sheahan, MeCoid, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Fick, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful- 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Con- 
Ion, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell, 
Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, 



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167 



Hey, Redwanz, Kruraholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—57. 

Nays — Brennan — 1. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for cinder sidewalks on both sides 
of North Spaulding avenue, from West 
Foster avenue to the North Branch of 
the Chicago river. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Capp, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 
man, McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Fick, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful- 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Con- 
Ion, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell, 
Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, 
Hey, Redwanz, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Reading, INolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—57. 

Nays — Brennan — 1. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for a cement sidewalk on the 
northerly side of Walnut avenue, from 
Clarendon street to Cheney avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Clancy, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 
man, McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Fick, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful- 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Con- 
Ion, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell, 
Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, 



Hey, Redwanz, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—57. 

Nays — Brennan — 1 . 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for curbing, grading and paving 
with slag and granite top macadam 
North 48th avenue, from West North ave- 
nue to Armitage avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Capp, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 
man, McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Fick, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful- 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Con- 
Ion, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell, 
Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, 
Hey, Redwanz, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—57. 

Nays — Brennan — 1. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for curbing, grading and paving 
with brick West North avenue, from 
North Kedzie avenue to North Central 
Park avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Clancy, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 
man, McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Fick, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, -Evans, Ful- 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Con- 
Ion, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell, 



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April 26, 1909. 



Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, 
Hey, Redwanz, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—57. 

lilays — Brennan — 1. 



A recommendation, estimate and oidi- 
iaance for water service pipes in North 
46th court, between West Montrose ave- 
nue and West Leland avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Capp, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 
man, McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Fick, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful- 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Con- 
Ion, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell, 
Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, 
Hey, Redwanz, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—57. 

'Nays — Brennan — 1. 



TWENTY-EIGHTH WARD. 

Aid. Blencoe presented the following 
order, which was, on motion, duly 



Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to issue a permit to P. Kauf- 
man to erect a canvas sign over the 
sidewalk for sixty (60) days. Said 
sign shall be erected and maintained 
in accordance with all rules and regu- 
lations of the Department of Public 
Works. This privilege shall be subject 
to termination by the Mayor at any 
time in his discretion. 



The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for a cement sidewalk on the- 
southwesterly side of Milwaukee avenue 
from Logan square to 25 feet southeast- 
erly of Logan square. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Blencoe, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 
man, McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Snow,. 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Fick, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful- 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Con- 
Ion, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell, 
Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten^ 
Hey, Redwanz, Krumholz, Tliomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—57. 

Nays — Brennan — 1 . 

ALSO, 

The following ordinance: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for the improve- 
ment of Johnston avenue, from North 
California avenue to Humboldt boule- 
vard, in the City of Chicago, County 
of Cook and State of Hlinois. 

Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance enti- 
tled, "An ordinance for the improve- 
ment of Johnston avenue, from North 
California avenue to Humboldt boule- 
vard," passed July 13, 1908, be and the 
same is hereby repealed, and that the as- 
sessment made under the provisions of 
said ordinance, confirmed March 18, 
1909, Warrant 36798, be and the same 
is hereby annulled. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be 
in force from and after its passage. 



April 2G, 1909. 



NEW BUSINESS — BY WARDS. 



ica 



Which was, on motion of Aid. Littler, 
duly passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 
man, McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Fick, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful- 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Con- 
Ion, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell, 
Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, 
Hey, Redwanz, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—57. 

Nays — Brennan — 1. 



TWENTY-NINTH WARD. 

Aid. Golombiewski presented the fol- 
lowing order, which was, on motion, duly 



Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Buildings be and is hereby direct- 
ed to permit present partition between 
saloon and bowling alley at 2481 West 
50th street to remain instead of re- 
quiring twelve-inch solid brick wall. 



THIRTIETH WARD. 

Aid. Mclnerney presented the claim of 
Duffin Iron Works for a rebate of water 
taxes, and the claim of Moriarity and 
Gunther for a refund of 90 per cent of 
special assessment for water supply 
pipe, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



Aid. Robert 
resolution : 

W^HEREAS, 



THIRTY-FIRST WARD. 

presented the following 



Justine Ibach, a widow. 



and Daniel F. Ibach and Mary E. Ibach, 
his wifC;, by a certain instrument of 
writing dated the fifteenth day of Octo- 
ber, A. D. 1908, recorded in the Recorder's 



office of Cook County, State of Illinois, 
on eighth day of March, 1909, in Book 
10577, of Records, on page 297, conveyed 
to the City of Chicago, the west sixteen 
(16) feet of Lots one (1), two. (2), 
three (3) and four (4), in the subdi- 
vision of Lot two (2) in Superior Court 
partition of the north ten (10) acres 
of the northeast quarter (N. E. i^) of 
the northeast quarter (N. E. 14) of 
Section thirteen (13)^ Township thirty- 
eight (38) North, Range thirteen (13), 
East of the Third Principal Meridian 
(except west one acre and the east 4G0.7 
feet thereof), to be dedicated and used 
as a public alley, and to be held by the 
City of Chicago as a public alley; now, 
therefore be it 

Resolved, That the said conveyance 
of the said strip of land for street pur- 
poses, as aforesaid, be and the same is 
hereby accepted, and that the Comptrol- 
ler of the City of Chicago be directed 
to receive the said deed of dedication. 

W^hich was, by unanimous consent, on 
motion of Aid. Roberts, duly adopted by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — 'Couglilin, Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 
man, McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Fick, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful- 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Con- 
Ion, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell, 
Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, 
Hey, Redwanz, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—57. 

Nays — ^Brennan — 1 . 

Aid. Roberts presented the following 
orders, which were, on motion, duly 



Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public W^orks be and he is hereby di- 
rected to cause all poles and wires to 
be removed from 63d street, between 



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April 26, 1909. 



Ashland and Western avenues before 
the Avork of paving said street is com- 
menced. 

Ordered^ That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to cause all poles and wires to 
be removed from State street, between 
55th and 63d streets^ and from Wal- 
lace street; between 59th and 63d 
streets, before the work of paving said 
streets is commenced. 
Aid. Roberts presented an order for 
a police patrol box at 65th and Wood 
streets, and the iclaim of Wills & Smith 
for compensation for repairs to sewer 
stub; also the claim of Eliza Wallworth 
for a refund of 90 per cent of special as- 
sessment for water supply pipe, which 
were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted the following ordinance: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for the improve- 
ment of Wallace street^ from West 
59th street to West 63d street, in the 
City of Chicago, County of Cook and 
State of Illinois. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance en- 
titled "An ordinance for the improve- 
ment of Wallace street, from West 59th 
street, to West 63rd street," passed June 
27, 1908, be and the same is hereby re- 
pealed, and that the assessment made 
under the provisions of said ordinance, 
Docket 32739 of the County Court of 
said County, be and the same is hereby 
annulled. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 

Which was, on motion of Aid. Roberts, 
duly passed by yeas and nays as follows 

Yeas — Coughlin, Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 
man, McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Fick, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful- 



ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Con- 
Ion, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell, 
Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, 
Hey, Redwanz, Krumholz^ Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Keams, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—57. 

Nays — Brennan — 1. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for cinder sidcAvalks on a system 
of streets as follows, to-wit: On both 
sides of West 57th place, from South 
St. Louis avenue to the right-of-way of 
the Grand Trunk Western Railroad, etc. 

By unanimous ccmsent, on motion of 
Aid. Kearns^ the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 
man, McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Fick, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful- 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Con- 
Ion, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell, 
Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, 
Hey, Redwanz, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—57. 

Nays — Brennan — 1. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for cinder sidewalks on a system 
of streets as follows, to-wit: On the 
south side of West 59th street, from 
South Hamlin avenue to South Spring- 
field avenue, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Roberts, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 



April 2G, 1909. 



NEW BUSINESS — BY WARDS. 



171 



man^ McKenna, Slieahan, McCoid, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones^ Emerson^, Fick, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful- 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz^ Dever^, Sitts, Con- 
Ion, BoAvler, Fijin, Stewart, Foell, 
Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, 
Hey, Redwanz, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golorabiewski, Mueller; 
Mclnerney, Roberts^ Kearns, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—57. 

Nays — ^Brennan — 1. 



A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for a cinder sidewalk on the 
north side of West 59th street, from 
South Western avenue to South Fair- 
field avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Kearns, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Teas — Cbughlin, Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 
man, McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Fick, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful- 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Con- 
Ion, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell, 
Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, 
Hey, Redwanz, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—57. 

Nays — Brennan — 1 . 



A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for cement sidewalks on a system 
of streets as follows, to-wit : On both 
sides of West 60th street, from State 
street to 91 feet west of Grove avenue 
produced north, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Roberts, the estimate was approved 



and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 
man, McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Fick, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful- 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Con- 
Ion, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell, 
Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, 
Hey, Redwanz, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller^ 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—57. 

Naifs — Brennan — 1. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for a cement sidewalk on the 
north side of West 63d street, from 50 
feet east of Throop street to 75 feet 
east of Throop street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Kearns, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — ^Coughlin, Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 
man, McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, 
IMerriam, Jones, Emerson, Fick, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful- 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Con- 
Ion, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell, 
Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, 
Hey, Redwanz, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—57. 

Nays — Brennan — 1. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for a cement sidewalk on the 
north side of West 63d street, from 
South Wood street to Honore street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Roberts, the estimate was approved 



l( 



Jk 



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NEW BUSINESS — BY WARDS. 



April 26, 1909. 



and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — ^Gouglilin, Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 
man, McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones^, Emerson,, Tick, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful- 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Con- 
Ion, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell, 
Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, 
Hey, Redwanz, Krumliolz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan^ Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
— 57. 

Nai^s — Brennan — 1. 



THIRTY-SECOND WARD. 

Aid. Fisher presented the following 
orders, which were, on motion, duly 
passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is here- 
by authorized and directed to is- 
sue a permit to James G. Els- 
don and Charles M. Troenrud, 
president .and Secretary, respectively, 
of the Normal Boulevard Improvement 
Association, authorizing the use of 
City water from fire hj^drants, with- 
out cost, from May 1st, 1909, to No- 
vember 15, 1909, in consideration of 
the cleaning of the following streets: 
Parnell avenue, from West 63d street 
to West 67th street ; Eggleston avenue, 
from West 63d street to West 65th 
street; West 64th street, from Wal- 
lace street to Stewart avenue; West 
65th street, from Wallace street to 
Stewart avenue; West 65 th place, 
from Parnell avenue to Stewart ave- 
nue; West 66th street, from Wallace 
street to Stewart avenue, and West 
6'6th place, from Parnell avenue to 
Stewart avenue; said permit to eon- 
tain a condition that if said James G. 
Elsdon and Charles M. Troenrud shall 



fail to clean said streets or any of 
them to the satisfaction and approval 
of the Commissioner of Public Works, 
or if said water is used for any other 
purpose than street sprinkling, they 
shall pay to the City the full rate for 
all water used from the date of the 
issuance of said permit, and if said 
James G. Elsdon and Charles M. 
Troenrud shall fail to comply with the 
conditions of said permit, the Mayor 
shall revoke the same, and no other 
permit shall be issued to said James 
G. Elsdon and Charles M. Troenrud 
until all charges have been paid. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby au- 
thorized and directed to issue a permit 
to H. B. Williams and J. H. Pendry, 
President and Secretary, respectively, 
of the Stewart Avenue Improvement 
Association, authorizing the use of 
City water from fire hydrants with- 
out cost, from May 1, 1909, to Novem- 
ber 15, 1909, in consideration of the 
cleaning of the following streets in 
addition to permit already granted: 
Harvard avenue, from West 63d street 
to West 67th street; Yale avenue, 
from West 63d street to West 67th 
street; and West 64th street. West 
65th street, West 66th street and 
West 67th street, from the first alley 
east of Stewart avenue to the first al- 
ley west of Wentworth avenue; said 
permit to contain a condition that if 
said H. B. Williams and J. H. Pendry 
shall fail to clean said streets or any 
of them to the satisfaction and ap- 
proval of the Commissioner of Public 
Works, or if said water is used for 
any other purpose than street sprink- 
ling, they shall pay to the City the 
full rate for all water used from the 
date of the issuance of said permit, 
and if said H. B. Williams and J. H. 
Pendry shall fail to comply with the 
conditions of said permit, the Mayor 
shall revoke the same, and no other 
permit shall be issued to said H. B. 



April 26, 1909. 



NEW BUSINESS — ^BY WARDS. 



173 



Williams and J. H. Pendry until all 
charges have been paid. 
Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to have a water main laid in 
Stewart avenue, from West 83d street 
to West 85th street; provided the same 
will pay a permanent annual revenue 
of ten cents per lineal foot. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to have a water main laid in 
Green street^ from West 83d street 
to West 84th street; providing same 
Avill pay an annual revenue of not less 

• than ten cents per lineal foot. 

Aid. Fisher presented an ordinance for 

an electric arc light in front of the 

Cliurch of Annunciation at No. 7814 

Lowe avenuCj which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Fisher presented orders for im- 
provements as follows : 

For water supply pipes in Justine and 
Lafiin streets^ from 89th street to 91st 
street, and in Bishop street, from 88th 
street to 91st street. 

For cement sidewalks on the south 
side of 95th street^ from Robey street 
to Seeley avenue, and on the north side 
of 99th street;, from Longwood avenue 
to Seeley avenue, and from Winston ave- 
nue to Vincennes road; also for a ce- 
ment sidewalk on the west side of Vin- 
cennes road, from 98th street to 99th 
street, and on the west side of Emerald 
avenue, from Vincennes road to 87th 
street; also for a system of cement side- 
Avalks as follows: On both sides of 
Harvard avenue, from West 87th street 
to West 89th street; on both sides of 
Princeton avenue, from Holland road to 
West 89th street; on both sides of Yale 
avenue, from Holland road to West 89th 
street; on both sides of West 88th 
street, from Holland road west to the 
right-of-way of the Dolton branch of the 
Chicago and Western Indiana Railway; 
and on the north side of West 89th 



street, from Holland road west to the 
right-of-way of the Dolton branch of 
the Chicago and Western Indiana Rail- 
way. 

For sewers in Justine and Lafiin 
streets, from 89th street to 91st street, 
and in Bishop street^ from 88th street 
to 91st street, payable in five annual in- 
stallments; also for a system of sewers 
as follows: in Harvard avenue, from 
West 87th street to West 89th street; 
in Princeton avenue, from Holland road 
to West 89th street; in Yale avenue, 
from Holland road to West 89th street, 
and in West 88th street, from Holland 
road west to Wallace street, payable in 
five annual installments. 

For a cinder sidewa,lk on the north 
side of 105th street, from Leavitt street 
to Seeley avenue, which were 

Referred to the Board of Local Im- 
provements. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for a cement sidewalk on the 
easterly side of Longwood avenue, from 
West 99th street to West 103d street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Fisher^ the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — ^Coughlin, Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 
man, McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Fick, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful- 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Con- 
Ion, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell, 
Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, 
Hey, Redwanz, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, C.app, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—57. 

Nays — Brennan — 1 . 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for cinder sidewalks on a svstem 



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NEW BUSINESS BY WARDS. 



April 26, 1909, 



of streets as follows, to-wit: On both 
sides of West 9'Oth street^ from South 
Ada street to Bishop street, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Fisher, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — ^Ooughlin, Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 
man, McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Fick, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful- 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Con- 
Ion, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell, 
Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, 
Hey, Redwanz, ' Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
R-eading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—57. 

2Va7/s~-Brennan — 1. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for cement sidewalks on a system 
of streets as follows, to-wit: On the 
south side of West 95th street, from the 
Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Chicago and St. 
Louis Railroad to Prospect avenue, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Fisher, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Teas — ^Coughlin, Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 
man, McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Fick, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful- 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Con- 
Ion, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell, 
Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, 
Hey, Redwanz, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Hark 
—57. 

Na ;s — Erennan — 1. 



ALSO, 



A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for curbing, grading and macadam- 
izing South Seeley avenue, from West 
103d street to West 107th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. I'isher, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas- 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 
man, McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson^ Fick, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful- 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Con- 
Ion, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell, 
Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, 
Hey, Redwanz, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—57. 

Nays — Brennan — 1. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for curbing, grading and paving 
with brick West 69th street, from South 
Halsted street to Vincennes road. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Fisher^ the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yea& 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — ^Ooughlin, Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 
man, McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson^ Fick, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful- 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Con- 
Ion, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell, 
Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, 
Hey, Redwanz, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—57. 

Nays — Brennan — 1. 



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ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for curbing, grading and paving 
with slag macadam Throop street, from 
West 103d street to West 105th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Fisher^ the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 
man, McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Fick, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful- 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Con- 
Ion, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell, 
Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, 
Hey, Redwanz, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—57. 

Nays — Brennan — 1. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for water service pipes in Throop 
street, between West 103d street and 
West 107th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Fisher^ the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 
man, McKenna, Sheahan, MeCoid, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Fick, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful- 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Con- 
Ion, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, FoelJ, 
Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, 
Hey, Redwanz, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher' 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—57. 

Nays — Brennan — 1. 



THIRTY-THIRD WARD. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for a brick and tile pipe sewer 
in Evans avenue, from 79th street to 
75th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Reading, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 
man, McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Fick, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful- 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Con- 
Ion, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell, 
Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, 
Hey, Redwanz, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclneri^ey, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—57. 

Nays — Brennan — 1. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for a brick and tile pipe sewer in 
Langley avenue, from 79th street to 75th 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Reading, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 
man, McKenna, Sheahan, MeCoid, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Fick, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful- 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Con- 
Ion, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell, 
Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, 
Hey, Redwanz, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—57. 

Nays — Brennan — 1. 



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ALSO, 

A recommendation^ estimate and ordi- 
nance for a cement sidewalk on the west 
side of Chauncey avenue^ from 78tli 
street to 81st street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Reading, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 
man, McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Fick, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful- 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Con- 
Ion, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell, 
Taylor, Clettenberg, B'auler, Britten, 
Hey, Redwanz, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—57. 

Nays — Brennan — 1. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for cinder sidewalks on a system 
of streets as follows, to-wit: On both 
sides of West 103d place, from Went- 
worth avenue to Harvard avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Reading, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 
man, McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Fick, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful- 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Con- 
Ion, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell, 
Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, 
Hey, Redwanz, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—57. 

Nays — Brennan — 1. 



ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for water service pipes in 107th 
street, between Wentworth avenue and 
Chicago and Western Indiana Railroad. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Reading, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 
man, McKenna, Sheahan, MeCoid, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Fick, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful- 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa* 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Con- 
Ion, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell, 
Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, 
Hey, Redwanz, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—57. 

Nays — Brennan — 1. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for a cast iron water supply pipe 
in South Park avenue, from a point 215 
feet north of the north line of 72d street 
to 73d street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Reading, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 
man, McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Fick, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful- 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Con- 
Ion, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell, 
Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, 
Hey, Redwanz, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Grolombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fislher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—57. 

Nays — Brennan — 1. 



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177 



ALSO, 

A recommendation^ estimate and ordi- 
nance for a cast iron water shpply pipe 
in State street, from 103d street to West 
105th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Reading, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 
man, McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Fick, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful- 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Con- 
Ion, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell, 
Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, 
Hey, Redwanz, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisiher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—57. 

s — Brennan — 1. 



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THIRTY-FOURTH WARD. 

Aid. Nolan and Ryan presented an 
order for paving the alley lying between 
South 41st avenue. South 41st court, 
Colorado avenue and Harvard avenue, 
which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Im- 
provements. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for cement sidewalks on a sys- 
tem of streets as follows, to-wit: On 
the north side of West 13th street, from 
South 43d avenue to 125.75 feet east of 
South 43d avenue, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Nolan^ the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 
man, McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Fick, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful- 



ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Con- 
Ion, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell, 
Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, 
Hey, Redwanz, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—57. 

Nays — Brennan — 1. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for curbing, filling and paving with 
asphalt the present roadway of Gladys 
avenue, from South 44th avenue to South 
45th court. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Ryan, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 
man, McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Fick, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful- 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Con- 
Ion, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell, 
Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, 
Hey, Redwanz,' Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—57. 

Nays — Brennan — 1. 



THIRTY-FIFTH WARD. 

Aid. Forsberg presented the following 
order, which was, on motion, duly 



Ord&t^ed, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to issue a. permit to Victor 
Coulter to erect and maintain a board 
sign, 8 feet by 2 feet, suspended from 
building at 177 North 48th avenue; 
said sign shall be erected and main- 
tained in aocordance with all rules and 



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April ^6, 1909. 



regulations of the Department of 
Public Works. This privilege shall be 
subject to termination by the Mayor 
at any time in his discretion. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for opening Thomas street, 
from North Spaulding avenue to first 
alley east of North Spaulding avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Forsberg, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 
man, McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Fick, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful- 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Con- 
Ion, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell, 
Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, 
Hey, Redwanz, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—57. 

Nays — Brennan — 1 . 

ALSO, 

A recommendation^ estimate and ordi- 
nance for a cement sidewalk on the west 
side of North Central Park avenue, from 
Augusta street to 75 feet south of Au- 
gusta street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Clark, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

. Yeas — Coughlin, Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 
man, McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Fick, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful- 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Con- 
Ion, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell, 
Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, 
Hey, Redwanz, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 



Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—57. 

Na/ys — Brennan — 1 . 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for cement sidewalks on a system 
of streets as follows, to-wit: On the 
southwesterly side of Grand avenue, 
from Monticello avenue to 89.25 feet 
southeasterly of Monticello avenue, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Forsberg, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 
man, McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Fick, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful- 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Con- 
Ion, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell, 
Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, 
Hey, Redwanz, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Oolombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—57. 

Nays — Brennan — 1. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for a cement sidewalk on the 
northeasterly side of Grand avenue, 
from Tripp avenue to North 43d avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Clark, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 
man, McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Fick, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful- 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Con- 
Ion, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell, 
Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, 
Hey, Redwanz, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 



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179 



Blencoe, Littler, Gblombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—57. 

Islays — Brennan — 1 . 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for curbing, filling and paving 
with asphalt North Lawndale avenue, 
from 12 feet north of the south line of 
Augusta street to West Division street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Forsberg, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Dixon, Pringle, Fore- 
man, McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Fick, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Zimmer, Evans, Ful- 
ton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpa- 
tel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Con- 
Ion, Bowler, Finn, Stewart, Foell, 
Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, 
Hey, Redwanz, Krumholz, Thomson, 
Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, 
Blencoe, Littler, Gblombiewski, Mueller, 
Mclnerney, Roberts,, Kearns, Fisher, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark 
—57. 

'Ndys — Brennan — 1 . 



MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS. 

MOTION TO AMEND ORDEE. 

Aid. Snow moved to amend an order 
passed April 12, 1909, authorizing the 
Board of Local Improvements to issue a 
voucher for ' the purpose of transferring 
$25.80 from the miscellaneous appro- 
priation in the Board of Local Improve- 
ments, by striking out the Avords and 
ligures "Warrant No. 33540" and by in- 



sorting in lieu thereof the words and 
figures "Warrant No. 35540." 
The motion prevailed. 



MOTIONS TO TAKE PROM FILE. 

Aid. Snow moved that an ordinance 
providing for the vacation of alleys in 
Thompson's Subdivision in Elston's Ad- 
dition to Chicago^ Section 5-39-14, placed 
on file February 15th, 1909, page 2799, 
be taken from file and referred to the 
Committee on Local Industries. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Snow moved that an ordinance 
providing for the vacation of an alley 
in Block twenty-six (26), Elston's Ad- 
dition to Chicago, Section 5-39-14, placed 
on file February 15th, 1909, pages 2798-9, 
be taken from file and referred to the 
Committee on Local Industries. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Novak moved that the claim of I. 
Ginsberg, placed on file March 29th, 1909, 
be taken from file and re-committed to 
the Committee on Finance. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Clettenberg moved that the claim 
of Charles Anderson, placed on file De- 
cember 14th, 1908, be taken from file 
and re -committed to the Committee on 
Finance. 

The motion prevailed. 

ADJOURNMENT. 

At 8:30 p. M. Aid. Scully moved that 
the Council do adjourn. 

The motion prevailed, and the Council 
stood adjourned to meet on Monday, 
May 3, 1909, at 7:30 o'clock P. M. 




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181 



JOURNAL OF THE 

PROCEEDINGS 



OF THE 



CITY COUNCIL 



OF THE 



CITY OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 



Regular Meeting, Monday, May 3, 1909. 



7:30 O'CLOCK P. M. 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Published by authority of the City Coun- 
cil of the City of Chicago, Thursday, 
May 6, 1909. 

Present — His Honoi', the ^layor, and 
Aid. Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Harding, 
Pringle, Foreman, Riohert^ Bailey, Mc- 
Kenna, Sheahan, ]NrcCoid, Long, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Egan, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, CuUerton, Cermak, Zim- 
mer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, Beil- 
fuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, 
Sitts, Conlon, Brennan, Bowler, Powers, 
Finn, Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Clettenberg, 
Bauler, Britten, Hey, Rechvanz, Krum- 
holz, Thomson, Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, 
Clancy, Capp, Blencoe, Littler, Golom- 
biewski, Mueller, Burns, Mclnerney, 
Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, Bihl, Reading, 
Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg and Clark. 

Ahse?it~A\d. Fick. 



QUORUM. 
At 7:30 P. ]M., a quorum being present, 
the ]Mfiyor called the Council to order. 

JOURNAL. 

Aid, Foreman moved to approve the 
printed record of the regular meeting 
held Monday, April 26, 1909, as submit- 
ted by the Clerk, as the Journal of the 
proceedings of the said meeting, and to 
dispense with the reading of the same. 

The motion prevailed. 



Communications from the Mayor, Comp- 
troller, Commissioner of Public Works, 
and All Other City Officers, Depart- 
ments and Branches of the City Gov- 
ernment. 

The Cleik presented a report submit- 
ted by His Honor, the Mayor, containing 
a list of names of persons released from 
the House of Correction during the week 



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May 3, 1909. 



ending May 1, 1909, together with the 
cause of each release, which was ordered 
Placed on file. 

ALSOj 

The following veto message: 

Mayor's Office,] 
Chicago, May 3, 1909.^ 
To the Honorable, the City Council of 

the City of Chicago: 

Gentlemen — I herewith return, with- 
out my approval, an ordinance passed 
by your Honorable Body at its last meet- 
ing, requiring the Pittsburg, Ft. Wayne 
and Chicago Railroad and the Chicago, 
Burlington and Quincy Railroad com- 
panies to repair Twelfth Street viaduct, 
which said ordinance appears on pages 105 
to 112, inclusive, of the Council Proceed- 
ings of April 26, 1909. 

My reason for vetoing this ordinance 
is that it has been made to appear to me 
that railroad companies other than those 
mentioned are maintaining tracks be- 
neath the viaducts to be repaired, and, 
again, that the companies named in the 
ordinance do not own any of the tracks 
beneath one of the viaducts to be re- 
paired as provided by this ordinance. 
Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Fred A. Busse, 

Mayor. 

Aid. Foreman moved to reconsider the 
vote by which the ordinance referred to 
in the veto message of His Honor, the 
Maj^or, was passed. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Foreman moved that the ordi- 
nance be passed, the veto of His Honor, 
the Mayor, to the contrary notwithstand- 
ing. 

The motion was lost. 

ALSOj 

The following communication: 

Mayor's Office,) 
Chicago, May 3, 1909. f 
To the Honorable, the City Council: 
Gentlemen — Somethincr more than a 



week ago as the first step toward deter- 
mining upon action in relation to recon- 
struction of the La Salle Street tunnel, 
I addressed a communication to Henry 
G. Foreman, President of the Board of 
South Park Commissioners, asking 
whether said Board would accept La 
Salle street and maintain it as a boule- 
vard without requiring the removal of 
all street car tracks from said street. 

I transmit herewith to your Honorable 
Body, President Foreman's answer in 
which he says that the Board is unwill- 
ing to depart from its uniform policy 
not to accept the tender of any street 
occupied in any portion by a street ear 
track. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Fred A. Busse, 

Mayor. 

Aid. Foreman moved to refer the com- 
munication submitted by His Honor, the 
Mayor, to the Committee on Local Trans- 
portation. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSOj 

The following communication: 

Mayor's Office,) 
Chicago, May 3, 1909.^ 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — I transmit herewith to 
your Honorable Body a communication 
from Peter M. Hoffman, Coroner of 
Cook County, transmitting findings and 
.recommendations by two coroner's juries 
in relation to the operation of automo- 
biles in the streets of the City of Chicago. 
Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Fred A. Busse, 

Mayor. 

Aid. Foreman moved to refer the com- 
munication and reports transmitted with 
the foregoing communication, to the 
Committee on Judiciary. 

The motion prevailed. 



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ALSO. 

The following communication: 

Mayor's Office, | 
Chicago, April 27, 1909.^ 
To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — I transmit herewith a 
communication from Robert R. Pilking- 
ton, Secretary of the East Side Improve- 
ment Association, also a resolution from 
that Association, and respectfully rec- 
ommend that both be referred to the 
Council Committee on Harbors, Wharves 
and Bridges. 

Very truly yours, 
(Signed) Fred A. Busse, 



Aid. Foell moved that the communica- 
tion and resolution transmitted with the 
foregoing communication be referred to 
the Committee on Harbors, Wharves and 
Bridges. 

The motion prevailed. 
also. 

The following communication: 

Mayor's Office, | 
Chicago, May 3, 1909. f 
To the Eonorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — By virtue of the au- 
thority conferred upon me I hereby ap- 
point the following named persons to be 
members of the Special Park Commission 
in addition to the Aldermen appointed 
members of said Commission on April 
12th, 1909: 

Francis T. Simmons, Jens Jensen, 
William Best, E. A. Halsey, James H. 
Burdette, Edmund Szajkowski, Clarence 
Buckingham, John Monroe, Otto C. 
Schneider, Frederick Greeley, Lorenzo J. 
Lamson, George L. Pfeiflfer and Abra- 
ham M. Liebling. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Fred A. Busse, 

Mayor. 
Aid. Scully moved to concur in the 
foregoing appointments. 
The motion prevailed. 



CITY CLERK. 

The City Clerk submitted a report of 
acceptances and bonds under ordinances, 
filed in his office since the last preced- 
ing regular meeting, which was ordered 

Published and placed on file. 

The following is the said report: 

Office of the Clerk,) 
Chicago, May 3, 1909. | 
To the Honorable, the Mayor and City 

Council : 

Gentlemen — In accordance with the 
provisions of the Revised Municipal Code, 
I hereby make report of acceptances and 
bonds filed in this office since your last 
preceding meeting : 

Acceptance and bond, Chicago Consoli- 
dated Traction Company, ordinance of 
March 22d, 1909, switch track, filed 
April 30th, 1909. 

Acceptance and bond, F. C. Dunlap, or- 
dinance of March Ist^ 1909, canopy, filed 
April 30th, 1909. 

Acceptance and bond, Metropolitan 
West Side Elevated Railway Qompany, 
amendatory ordinance April 26th, 1909, 
filed May 3d, 1909. 

Yours respectfully, 

(Signed) Francis D. Connery, 

City Cleric. 
also. 

The official bond of Adolph Burmeister 
as. Inspector of Fish, in the penal sum of 
five thousand dollars ($5,000.00), with 
The United States Fidelity and Guaranty 
Company as surety. 

Aid. Scully moved to approve the said 
bond. 

The motion prevailed, and the said 
bond was approved by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — 'Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Hard- 
ing, Pringle, Foreman^ Richert, Dailey, 
McKenna, Sheahan, Snow, Merriam, 
Jones, Emerson, Egan, Hurt, Scully, 
Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, Zimmer, 
Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, 



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Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, 
Conlon, Brennan, Bowler, Powers, Finn, 
Stewart, Foell, Taylor, Clettenberg, 
Bauler, Britten, Hey, Eedwanz, Krum- 
liolz, Thomson, Dunn, Reinberg, Lipps, 
Clancy, Capp, Blencoe, Littler, Golom- 
biewski, Mueller, Burns, Mclnerney, 
Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, Bihl, Reading, 
Xolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark — 66. 
'Nays — None. 

ALSOj 

The assignment of Peter Reinberg to 
the Chicago and Northwestern Railway 
Company of the right acquired by the 
said Peter Reinberg under an ordinance 
passed by the City Council on March 22, 
1909, to construct, maintain and operate 
a railroad switch track across North 
Lincoln street north of Balmoral avenue, 
which was ordered 

Placed on file. 

ALSO, 

An ordinance authorizing the Calumet 
and South Chicago Railway Company to 
enter into a contract with the United 
States Postoffice Department for the 
transportation of mail carriers, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Local 
Transportation. 

ALSO, 

A communication from the South Chi- 
cago Trades and Labor Assembly and a 
communication from the Calumet Joint 
Labor Council, requesting a postpone- 
ment of action on a pending ordinance 
prohibiting the operation of amusement 
devices in connection with bathing 
beaches, and an ordinance requiring 
frontage consents for the establishment 
of bathing beaches, which were 

Referred to the Committee on License. 

ALSO, 

The claim of C. Buscher for a refund 
of duplicate payment of water tax, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



CITY COLLECTOR. 

The Clerk presented a report submit- i 

ted by the City Collector, of "bar per- I 

mits" issued under the ordnance passed j 
June 11, 1906, since the last preceding 

regular meeting of the Council, which ] 

was ordered i 

Placed on file. ! 



CITY COMPTROLLER. 

The Clerk presented a report submit- 
ted by the City Comptroller showing the 
financial condition of the City in detail 
for the month ending February 28, 1909, 
which was ordered 

Placed on file. 



COMMISSIONER OF PUBLIC WORKS. 

The Clerk read the following commu- 
nication submitted by the Commissioner 
of Public Works: 

Department of Public Works," 
Chicago, May 3, 1909. 
To the Honorable, the Mayor and City 
Council: 

Gentlemen — I enclose herewith for 
consideration by your Honorable Body 
two ordinances granting permission to 
Seymour and Peck and the Chicago Con- 
solidated Traction Company to maintain 
and operate as now constructed certain 
switch tracks which have been in oper- 
ation for a number of years without any 
authority from the City. These matters 
were referred to this Bureau by the Pub- 
lic Lands Committee and agreements 
have been reached with the owners of the 
tracks to pay compensation for same if 
ordinances are passed by the City 
Council. 

Yours truly, 
(Signed) H. V. McGurren, 

Superintendent. 
Approved : 

(Signed) John J. Hanberg, 

Commissioner of Public Works. 
( Signed ) By Paul Redieske, 

Deputy Commissioner. 



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185 



Aid, Snow moved that the ordinances 
snbmitted with foregoing communication 
be referred to the Committee on Local 
Industries. 

The motion prevailed. 



BOARD OF LOCAL IMPROVEMENTS. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted an ordinance establishing the 
grades of sundry streets. 

^^^lich was, by unanimous consent, 
taken up for consideration and passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — ^Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Hard- 
ing, Pringle, Foreman, Richert, Dailey, 
McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Long, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Egan, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, Zim- 
nier, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, 
Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, 
Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Brennan, Bowler, 
Powers, Finn, Stewart, Foell, Taylor, 
Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, Hey, Red- 
Avanz, Krumholz, Thomson, Dunn, Rein- 
herg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, Blencoe, 
Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, Burns, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Bihl, Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, 
Clark— 68. 

Nays — None. 



REPORTS OF VARIOUS COMMITTEES 
TO THE COUNCIL. 

FINANCE. 

The Committee on Finance submitted 
the following report, which was, on mo- 
tion of Aid. Snow, deferred and ordered 
published: 

Chicago, May 3, 1909. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
AVas referred communication from Com-, 
missioner of Public Works in re 
Shuman's pavements for bridges and via- 
ducts, having had the same under advise- 



ment, beg leave to report and recommend 
the passage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby au- 
thorized to enter into a contract with W. 
F. Robertson for the delivery to the City 
at any of the bridges and viaducts of 
tlie City all the A. F. Shuman's com- 
posite, wood and asphalt pavement as 
may be required and ordered during the 
term beginning April 1st, 1909, and end- 
ing December 31st, 1909, with the right 
to extend said limit for a further period 
of ninety days, at the following prices: 

For the 2% -inch size pavement, $2.25 
per square yard. 

For the SVs-inch size pavement, $2.45 
per square yard. 

For the "Slip Not" pavement, $2.75 
per square yard, 
without advertising. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) B. W. Snow, 
(Signed) Chas. M. Foell, 
(Signed) Milton J. Foreman, 
(Signed) Thos. J. Dixon, 
(Signed) Thomas F. Scully, 
(Signed) Bernard F. Clettenberg, 
(Signed) Nicholas R. Finn, 
(Signed) Albert W. Beilfuss, 
(Signed) Peter Reinberg, 
(Signed) Michael Zimmer, 
(Signed) John A. Richert, 
(Signed) John Burns, 
(Signed) Ernest Bihl, 
(Signed) L. D. Sitts, 
(Signed) William E. Dever. 

also. 
The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Snow, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, May 3, 1909. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 

was referred communication from Board" 

of Local Improvements in re additional 



186 



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May 3, 1909. 



stenographer, having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report and rec- 
ommend the passage of the following or- 
der: 

Ordered, That the Board of Local Im- 
provements be and it is hereby author- 
ized, in accordance with its request of 
April 28th, 1909, attached hereto, to 
employ one person, grade sub-clerical, 
Class "A," to be assigned to the duties 
of stenographer at the rate of eight hun- 
dred forty dollars ($840.00) per annum, 
the salary of said employe to be paid 
from appropriation heretofore made for 
salaries for the Board of Local Improve- 
ments. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) B. W. Snow, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Snow, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, May 3, 1909. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assemhled : 
Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred communication from Special 
Park Commission in re miscellaneous ex- 
pense in connection with the work of City 
Forester, having had the same under ad- 
visement, beg leave to report and recom- 
mend the passage of the following order : 
Ordered, That the Special Park Com- 
mission be and it is hereby authorized to 
expend not to exceed five hundred dol- 
lars ($500.00) for the purchase of neces- 
sary books or supplies for the purpose of 
carrying on intelligently and efficiently 
the work of the City Forester, and the 
Comptroller is ordered to pay said ex- 
pense from the appropriation heretofore 
made for Forester's salary. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) B. W. Snow, 

Chairman. 



ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Snow, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, May 3, 1909. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred resolution in re acceptance 
of property for "Rutherford Park," hav- 
ing had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the pas- 
sage of the following order: 

Whereas, Emily C Rutherford is the 
owner of certain premises described as 
follows : 

"Commencing at the northwest corner 
of the east two-thirds ( 2 j>3 ) of the south 
half (14) of the east one-half (14) 
of the northwest quarter (^) of Sec- 
tion thirty-one (31), in Township 
forty (40) North, Range thirteen (13), 
East of the Third Principal Meridian; 
thence south on the west line of said 
east two-thirds (2-3), two hundred 
and thirty-two (232) feet, to a point 
in the south line produced easterly of 
Lot four (4), in Block one (1), of the 
Subdivision called "Hillside;" thence 
east seven hundred and forty-seven 
and three-tenths (747.3) feet to a 
point one hundred (lOO) feet distant 
from the southerly line of the right-of 
way of the Chicago, Mihvaukee and St. 
Paul Railway; thence southeasterly 
on a line parallel with, and one hun- 
dred (100) feet distant from the 
southerly line of said right-of-way two 
hundred and eighty-one (281) feet to 
the east line of said northwest quar- 
ter (14) of said Section thirty-one 
(31); thence north on said east line 
one hundred and twelve and fifty-six 
one-hundredths (112.56) feet, to the 
southerly line of said right-of-way; 
thence northwesterly along said south- 
erly line of said railway right-of-way 
five hundred forty- seven and fifteen 



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187 



one-hundredths (547.15) feet, to the 
north line of said east two-thirds 
(2-3) ; thence west on said north line 
five hundred and eleven (511) feet to 
the place of beginning, containing four 
and three hundred and one thousandths 
acres (4,301) more or less, situate in 
the County of Cook and State of Illi- 
nois. Excepting therefrom the east 
forty (40) feet and the west forty 
(40) feet of said tract, which are here- 
by reserved for use as a portion of pub- 
lic streets abutting said land on the 
east and on the west"; 

and 

Whereas, Said Emily G. Rutherford 
desires to donate said premises to the 
City of Chicago to be used solely for 
park purposes upon the following condi- 
tions and none other: First, the said 
park shall be known as "Rutherford 
Park." Second, there shall be con- 
structed and . maintained in said park a 
driveway for vehicles other than those 
engaged for transporting freight and 
merchandise, extending from North 68th 
avenue to the northwest corner of said 
park at the intersection of North 69th 
and Humboldt avenues. Third, the City 
of Chicago shall assume and pay all taxes 
levied against and all taxes that are liens 
upon such premises, and shall also as- 
sume and pay the special assessment 
heretofore levied for the construction of 
a sewer in North 69th avenue and other 
streets; now, therefore, 

Be it ordered hy the City Council of the 
City of Chicago : 

That the Mayor of. said City be and he 
is hereby authorized and instructed to 
accept and receive from said Emily Gr. 
Rutherford a deed conveying said 
premises for the purpose aforesaid upon 
the conditions aforesaid, and the Special 
Park Commission is hereby authorized 
and directed to proceed with the improve- 
ment of said park, the cost thereof to be 



paid out of the appropriation for the im- 
provement and maintenance of parks. 
Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) B. W. Snow, 

ChairmoM. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Snow, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, May 3, 1909. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred communication from City- 
Comptroller in re feeding prisoners by 
the House of Correction for the South 
Park Commissioners, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to re- 
port and recommend the passage of the 
following ordel- : 

Whereas, The Board of Inspectors of 
the House of Correction have entered into 
an agreement with the South Park Com- 
missioners, dated the 2nd day of Janu- 
ary, A. D. 1909, to receive and keep 
prisoners sentenced or committed to said 
House of Correction for violations of or- 
dinances of said South Park Commis- 
sioners for the year commencing January 
1, 1909, and thereafter until a new agree- 
ment shall be entered into between the 
parties thereto, at the rate of forty 
(40c) cents per day for each prisoner, 
which said contract has been approved 
as to form by the Corporation Counsel; 
now, therefore, be it 

Ordered, That the execution of said 
contract by said Board of Inspectors be, 
and the same is hereby ratified and con- 
firmed and that said Board of Inspec- 
tors be, and it is hereby authorized and 
directed to enter into similar agreements 
with the West Chicago Park Commis- 
sioners and with the Commissioners of 
Lincoln Park to receive and keep at a 
similar rate, persons convicted of violat- 
ing the ordinances of said West Chicago 



.^ 



188 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



May 3, 1909. 



Park Commissioners and of said Com- 
missioners of Lincoln Park. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) B. W. Snow, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Snow, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, May 3, 1909. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred cominunication from Com- 
missioner of Public Works in re extras 
to Allis-Chalmers Company, Lake View 
Pumping Station, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report 
and recommend the passage of the fol- 
lowing order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby au- 
thorized, in accordance with his request 
of April 22d, 1909, attached hereto, to al- 
low an extra of five liundred dollars on 
the contract of Allis-Chalmers Company 
for furnishing and installing pumping 
engine at the Lake View Pumping Sta- 
tion, and the Comptroller is ordered to 
pay said extra from the appropriation 
heretofore made to cover said work. 
Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) B. W. Snow, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Snow, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, May 3, 1909. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred communication from Com- 
missioner of Public Works in re extension 



of contract of Allis-Chalmers Company, 
having had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report and recommend the 
passage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby au- 
thorized, in accordance with his request 
of April 22d, 1909, to enter into an agree- 
ment with Allis-Chalmers Company for 
an extension of time for the completion 
of their contract for furnishing and in- 
stalling pumping engine at the Lake 
View Pumping Station to September 1st, 
1909. provided that the surety or sureties 
of the said Allis-Chalmers Company on 
the bond for the completion of said work 
shall file written consent to such exten- 
sion Avith the Commissioner of Public 
Works. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) B. W. Snow, 

Chairman. 



The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Snow, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, May 3, 1909. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Finance, to whoiii 
was referred communication from Com- 
missioner of Public Works in re power 
at 68th Street Pumping Station, having 
had the same under advisement, beg leave 
to report and recommend the passage of 
the following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby au- 
thorized, in accordance with his request 
of April 23d, 1909, attached hereto, to 
voucher against appropriations for 1909 
for such purposes, bills due for electric 
current furnished the 68th Street Pump- 
ing Station for coal handling machinery 
during 1907 and 1908, amounting to six 
hundred ninety-eight and eighty-four 
one-hundredths dollars ($698.84), and 



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REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



189 



the Comptroller is ordered to pay the 
same from appropriations for same ])ur- 
pose for 1909. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) B. W. Snow, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Snow, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished: 

Chicago, May 3, 1909. 
To the Mayor atvd Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was refered claim of Joe Bernath for 
compensation for personal injuries (re- 
ferred October 19th, 1908), having had 
the same under advisement, beg leave to 
report and recommend the passage of the 
following order: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller 
he and he is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to pay to Joe Bernath the sum of 
one hundred dollars ($100.00), same to 
be in full of all claims of whatever kind 
or nature arising from or growing out of 
injuries received by said Joe Bernath on 
August 23d, 1908, in front of 88 Newton 
street because of defective pavement, and 
charge same to the Finance Committee 
Fund, appropriations 1909. 

This action is taken in accordance with 
the recommendation of the City Attor- 
ney and a sub-committee attached hereto. 
Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) B. W. Snow, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Snow^, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished: 

Chicago, May 3, 1909. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled : 
Your Committee on Finance, to whom 



was referred claim of F. A. Boswell for 
refund of deposit (referred March 15, 
1909), having had the same under ad- 
visement, beg leave to report and recom.- 
mend the passage of the following order: 
Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby au- 
thorized, in accordance with his report 
of April 21st, 1909, attached hereto, to 
issue to F. A. Boswell a certificate of 
deposit for laying water mains in Mont- 
rose avenue in the sum of one hundred 
two and twenty-four one-hundredths dol- 
lars ($102.24), and the City Comptroller 
is directed to refund thirty-four and 
twenty-six one-hundredths dollars 
($34.26) when properly vouchered by the 
Department of Public Works, said two 
sums being the amount deposited by said 
F. A. Boswell for laying water main; 
provided said certificate shall not be is- 
sued, nor said payment made until said 
F. A. Boswell has filed with the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works a bond satisfac- 
tory to the Commissioner of Public 
Works in the sum of two hundred sev- 
enty-three dollars ($273.00), saving the 
City harmless on account of the issuance 
of said certificate and said payment. 
Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) B. W. Snow, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Snow, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, ]\Iay 3, 1909. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred claim of Owen O'Malley for 
wages (referred March 22d, 1909), hav- 
ing had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the pas- 
sage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller 
be and he is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to pay to the legal representatives 



190 



REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



May 3, 1909. 



of Owen O'Malley, deceased, the sum of 
fifty dollars ($50.00), same being wages 
due said Owen O'Malley, deceased, as 
reserve on wages for January, 1904, as 
bridge tender at Adams street bridge, and 
charge same to the Finance Committee 
Fund, appropriations 1909. 

This action is taken in accordance with 
the recommendation of the City Comp- 
troller, attached hereto. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) B. W. Snow, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Snow, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, May 3, 1909. 
To the Mayor aoid Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred claim of Joseph T. Ryerson 
for refund of vehicle tax (referred Janu- 
ary 25th, 1909), having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend the passage of the following 
order : 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller 
be and he is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to pay to Joseph T. Ryerson the 
sum of twelve dollars ($12.00), being a 
refund of vehicle license taken out in* 
duplicate through error, and charge same 
to the Finance Committee Fund, appro- 
priations 1909. 

This action is taken in accordance with 
the recommendation of the Corporation 
Counsel, attached hereto. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) B. W. Snow, 

Chairman. 
also, 

The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Snow, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 



Chicago, May 3, 1909. 
To the 31 ay or and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in City Council Assembled : 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred claims of John P. Walsh 
(referred October 26th, 1908) and 
William Thomas Hounihan (referred No- 
vember 9th, 1908) for compensation for 
personal injuries, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report 
and recommend the passage of the fol- 
lowing order: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be 
and he is hereby authorized and directed 
to issue a voucher in favor of J. P. Walsh 
in the sum of one hundred dollars 
($100.00), same to be in full settlement 
of all claims of w^hatever kind or nature 
arising from or growing out of injuries 
received by said J. P. Walsh, August 3d, 
1908, at Sangamon and Fourteenth 
streets while employed as a lineman in 
the Electrical Department, and in the 
performance of his duties; and to issue 
a voucher in favor of William Thomas 
Hounihan in the sum of one hundred 
fifty dollars ($150.00), same to be in full 
settlement of all claims of whatever kind 
or nature arising from or growing out of 
injuries sustained by William Thomas 
Hounihan on July 1st, 1908, while in, the 
performance of his duty as a dynamo 
tender in the City Electric Light plant 
located at Rice and Lincoln streets, 
and the Comptroller is ordered to 
pay said vouchers from appropriations 
for salaries in the Electrical Department. 
Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) B. W. Snow, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Snow, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, May 3, 1909. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Qommittee on Finance, to whom 



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REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



191 



was referred claims of John J. Coughlan 
(referred Oct. 5, 1908), Daniel O'Brien, 
James Scanlan and James Nolan (re- 
ferred Oct. 19, 1908), Patrick Scully (re- 
ferred Nov. 9, 1908) and Patrick Clasby 
(referred Feb. 8, 1909), for compensa- 
tion for personal injuries, having had 
the same under advisement, beg leave to 
report and recommend the passage of the 
following order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby au- 
thorized and directed to issue vouchers in 
favor of the following named persons in 
the amounts set opposite their names, 
same to be in full of all claims of what- 
ever kind or nature, arising from or 
growing out of injuries sustained by the 
said persons while in the performance of 
their duties in the Bureau or Division 
named on the dates indicated, and the 
Comptroller is ordered to pay the same 
from appropriations for said Bureaus or 
Divisions : 
John J. Coughlan, injured Sept. 1, 

1907, Bridge Division $90.00 

Daniel O'Brien, injured Aug. 30, 

1908, Bureau of Streets 60.00 

James Scanlan, injured Sept. 3, 

1908, Bridge Division 22.50 

James Nolan, injured Nov. 16, 

1907, Water Pipe Extension 75.00 

Patrick Scully, injured Sept. 1, 

1908, Bridge Division 38.25 

Patrick Clasby, injured Dec. 21, 

1908, Central Park Pump. Sta. . 60.00 
This action is taken in accordance with 
the several recommendations of a sub- 
committee attached hereto. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) B. W. Snow, 

Chairman. 



The same committee, to whom was re- 
ferred claim of Ray Densmore for wages 
(referred March 30, 1906), A. C. Bart- 
lett et al., refund water main (referred 
Nov. 19, 1906) (adverse opinions of the 
Corporation Counsel attached) ; order to 



open California avenue (referred Dec. 2, 
1907); Martin VVerks for hospital bill 
(referred Dec. 16, 1907); Mrs. Genevieve 
M. Croak for track elevation damage (re- 
ferred Feb. 3, 1908) ; E. A. Cummings & 
Co., refund of deposit for water main 
(referred Feb. 17, 1908); Frederick Frei- 
berg, damages on account of electrolysis 
(referred Jan. 11, 1909) (adverse opin- 
ion of the Corporation Counsel at- 
tached) ; William G. Van Bergen, refund 
of special assessment (referred Feb. 8, 
1909) (adverse report Board of Local 
Improvements and City Electrician at- 
tached) ; M. Hughes for repairing sewer 
(referred Feb. 15, 1909) and Thomas 
Burns for repairing leak in water pipe 
(referred March 15, 1909) (adverse rec- 
ommendations of the Commissioner of 
Public Works attached) ; N. Ledenbach 
(referred March 29, 1909), for refund of 
special assessment (voucher issued al- 
ready) ; William Bartholomae, damages 
account burst sewer (referred Feb. 1, 
1909) (claim in court), John Sullivan 
(referred March 23rd, 1908), Mrs. Vir- 
ginia Cellos (referred Oct. 5, 1908), Ju- 
lius Piotrowski (referred Oct. 5, 1908) 
and John D. Casey, administrator (re- 
ferred Oct. 26, 1908), all for compensa- 
tion for personal injuries (adverse opin- 
ions of City Attorney and recommenda- 
tions of a sub-committee attached) — sub- 
mitted a report recommending that the 
said matters be placed on file. 

Aid. Snow moved to concur in the re- 
port. 

The motion prevailed. 



LICENSE. 
The Committee on License, to which 
was recommitted (April 12, 1909, page 
77) an ordinance amending an ordi- 
nance passed July 13, 1908, relating to 
moving pictvire machine operators, to fix 
fee for renewal of licenses (referred 
January 25, 1909, page 2478); an ordi- 
nance amending Section 2 of an ordi- . 
nance concerning bakeries, passed No- 
vember 11, 1907, to fix date of expiration 



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May 3, 1909. 



of licenses for bakeries at December 31 
of each year; an ordinance amending 
Section 1261 of the Revised Municipal 
Code of Chicago of 1905, to fix date of 
expiration of licenses for workshops at 
December 31 of each year; a communi- 
cation from the City Clerk concerning 
the granting of license plates free with 
certain licenses (referred December 21, 
1908, page 2131); and a communication 
from the City Clerk calling attention to 
the lack of uniformity in the prorating 
of license fees (referred December 21, 
1908, page 2132) submitted reports 
recommending that the said ordinances 
and communications be placed on file. 

Aid. Dunn mov^d to concur in the re- 
ports. 

The motion prevailed. 



GAS, OIL AND ELECTRIC LIGHT. 

The Committee on Gas, Oil and Elec- 
tric Light submitted the following re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid. Prin- 
gle, deferred and ordered published: 

Chicago, April 22, 1909. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago, in City Council Assemhled : 

Your Committee on Gas, Oil and Elec- 
tric Light, to whom was referred (March 
29, 1909, page 3580), ordinance gTanting 
Allan F. Isbell private telephone wire, 
having had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report and recommend the 
passage of the ordinance without com- 
j)ensation : 

AX ordinance 
Granting to Allan F. Isbell permission 
and authority to construct and main- 
tain a private telephone wire. 

Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and au- 
thority be and the same are hereby 
granted to Allan F. Isbell to construct 
and maintain one private telephone wire 
extending from the top of a three- story 
apartment building, located on the lot 



known as No. 591 65th street across 65th 
street to a one-story building occupied 
as a grocery store located on lot known 
as No. 594 65th street. Said wire shall 
have a clearance over said street of at 
least twenty-five (25) feet and shall be 
used exclusively by the grantee for the 
purpose of providing private telephone 
service and shall be constructed and 
maintained under the supervision and to 
the satisfaction of the Commissioner of 
Public Works and the City Electrician 
of the City of Chicago. 

Section 2. The permission and au- 
thority herein granted shall cease and 
determine ten (10) years from and after 
the passage of this ordinance or at any 
time prior thereto at the discretion of 
the Mayor. This ordinance shall be sub- 
ject to modification, amendment or re- 
peal at any time, and in case of repeal 
all privileges hereby granted shall there- 
upon cease and determine. 

Section 3. Said grantee shall not 
construct or maintain said wire until he 
shall have secured a permit from the 
Commissioner of Public Works, and said 
permit shall not be granted until said 
grantee shall make application in writ- 
ing for same and shall comply with the 
terms and conditions of this ordinance. 
Should said wire at any time during the 
life of this ordinance interfere with or 
obstruct in any manner the construction 
of any municipal work hereafter to be 
constructed, the grantee, his heirs, ex- 
ecutors or assigns, shall remove said 
wire or change the location of same as 
directed by the Commissioner of Public 
Works at his or their own expense and 
without any expense whatsoever to the 
City of Chicago, and at the termination 
of the privileges herein granted by lapse 
of. time or otherwise, said grantee, his 
heirs, executors or assigns, shall remove 
said wire at his or their own expense. 

Section 4. No permit shall issue 
under the authority of this ordinance 
until the grantee herein shall execute to 
the City of Chicago a good and sufficient 



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bond in the penal sum of ten thousand 
dollars ($10,000) with sureties to be ap- 
proved by the Mayor, conditioned to in- 
demnify, save and keep harmless said 
City of Chicago from any and all lia- 
bility, cost, damage or expense of any 
kind whatsoever which may be suffered 
by it, the City of Chicago, or which it 
may be put to, or which may accrue 
against, be pharged to or recovered from 
said City by reason of the passage of 
this ordinance or by reason of any act 
or thing done under or by virtue of the 
permission herein given, and conditioned 
further to observe and perform all and 
singular the conditions and provisions of 
this ordinance. Said bond and the lia- 
bility of the sureties thereon shall be 
kept in force throughout the life of this 
ordinance, and if at any time during the 
life of this ordinance said bond shall not 
be in full force, then the privilege and 
authority herein granted shall thereupon 
eease. 

Section 5. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after 
its passage and approval, provided that 
the grantee herein shall file his accept- 
ance of the same and the bond herein- 
above provided for within thirty (30) 
days from the passage hereof. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) William J. Pringle, 

Chai7^man. 



STREETS AND ALLEYS, SOUTH 
DIVISION. 

The Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
South Division, submitted the following 
report : 

Chicago, May 3, 1909. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Coimcil Assembled: 
Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
South Division, to whom was referred 
March 22, 1909, page 3514, ordinance 
vacating alley in Block 4 in Temple's 
subdivision; having had the same under 



advisement, beg leave to report and rec- 
ommend the same be placed on file. 
Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) George F. Harding, 

Chairman. 

Aid. Harding moved to concur in the 
foregoing report. 

The motion prevailed. 



LOCAL INDUSTRIES. 

The Committee on Local Industries 
submitted the following report, which 
was, on motion of Aid. Zimmer. deferred 
and ordered published: 

Chicago, May 3, 1909. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Local Industries, 
to whom Avas referred (April 12, 1909, 
page 77), ordinance granting Furst & 
Fanning and Brunswick, Balke, Collender 
Company switch track; having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to re- 
port and recommend the passage of the 
ordinance with compensation as fixed by 
the Committee on Compensation: 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and au- 
thority be and the same are hereby 
given and granted to George Q. Furst 
and Charles G. Fanning, co-partners, 
doing business as Flirst and Fanning, 
and the Brunswick-Balke -Collender Com- 
pany, a corporation, their successors and 
assigns, to maintain and operate as now 
constructed a single railroad switch 
track connecting with the now existing 
tracks of the Chicago, Milwaukee and 
St. Paul Railway, in the westerly sid'e 
of Hawthorne avenue at a point about 
sixty-five (65) feet southeasterly of the 
southerly line of Hobbie street; thence 
running in a southeasterly direction 
along and across Hawthorne avenue for 
a distance of about three hundred (300) 
feet into Lot Eighteen (18), Block 



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May 3, 1909. 



'^\P. 



Ninety-six (96), Elston's Addition to 
Chicago, as shown in red upon plat 
hereto attached, which for greater cer- 
tainty is hereby made a part of this 
ordinance. 

Section 2. The permission and au- 
thority herein granted shall cease and 
determine twenty (20) years from the 
date of the passage of this ordinance, 
and this ordinance shall at any time be- 
fore the expiration thereof be subject to 
modification, amendment or repeal, and 
in case of repeal all privileges hereby 
granted shall thereupon cease and deter- 
mine. 

Section 3. During the life of this 
ordinance the grantees herein shall keep 
such portion of Hawthorne avenue as is 
occupied by said switch track in good 
condition and repair and safe for public 
travel, to the satisfaction and approval 
of the Commissioner of Public Works. 
At the termination of the rights and 
privileges herein granted, by expiration 
of time or otherwise, the said grantee 
shall forthwith restore such portion of 
Hawthorne avenue as is occupied by said 
switch track to a condition safe for pub- 
lic travel, similar to the remaining por- 
tion of said street in the same block, to 
the- satisfaction and approval of the 
Commissioner of Public Works. If said 
grantees fail to restore said street at 
the termination of said privileges, then 
the work shall be done by the City of 
Chicago and the cost and expense of 
doing such work shall be paid by the 
said grantees. 

Section 4. The operation and main- 
tenance of the switch track herein pro- 
vided for shall be subject to all exist- 
ing ordinances of the Qity of Chicago 
now in force, or which may hereafter be 
in force, relating to the use and opera- 
tion of switch tracks and railway tracks, 
and the construction and maintenance 
thereof shall be under the supervision 
and to the satisfaction of the Commis- 
sion o,f Public Works. 

Section 5. In consideration of the 



privileges herein granted the said gran- 
tees shall pay to the City of Chicago the 
sum of One Hundred and Seventy-five 
Dollars ($175.00) per annum in advance 
each and every year during the life of 
this ordinance, the first payment to be 
made as of the date of the passage of 
this ordinance and each succeeding pay- 
ment annually thereafter. It is hereby 
made an express provision »f this ordi- 
nance that the privileges herein granted ' 
shall terminate and this ordinance be- 
come null arid void if said grantees, their ' 
successors or assigns, shall fail to 
promptly pay any installment of said 
compensation. 

Section 6. Before doing any work 
under and by virtue of the authority 
herein granted, said grantees shall ex- 
ecute a bond to the City of Chicago in 
the penal sum of Ten Thousand Dollars 
($10,000), with sureties to be approved 
by the Mayor, conditioned upon the 
faithful observance and performance of 
all and singular the conditions and provi- 
sions of this ordinance, and conditioned 
further to idemnify, keep and save harm- 
less the City of Chicago against all lia- 
bilities, judgments, costs, damages and 
expenses which may in any wise come 
against said City in consequence of the 
granting of this ordinance, or which may 
accrue against, be charged to or recov- 
ered from said City from or by reason 
or on account of the passage of this ordi- 
nance, or from or by reason or on ac- 
count of any act or thing done by the 
grantees herein by virtue of the author- 
ity herein granted. Said bond and the 
liability of the sureties thereon shall be 
kept in force throughout the life of this 
ordinance, and if at any time during the 
life of this ordinance such bond shall 
not be in full force, then the privileges 
herein granted, shall thereupon cease. 

Section 7. Nothing herein contained 
shall be construed as granting authority 
for the maintenance and operation of 
any track connecting with the above 
switch track which has been constructed 



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195 



and is now being maintained without au- 
thority from the City of Chicago. 

Section 8. This ordinance shall tal<:e 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage and approval, provided that a 
written acceptance of same and the bond 
hereinabove mentioned shall be filed 
with the City Cleric within sixty (60) 
days of the passage hereof. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Michael Zimmer, 

Chairman. 



The same committee submitted the 
following report, which was, on motion 
of Aid. Zimmer, deferred and ordered 
published : 

Chicago, May 3, 1909. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Local Industries to 
whom was referred (April 12, 1909, page 
77), ordinance granting Hoover Grain 
Company switch track, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to re- 
port and recommend the passage of the 
ordinance with compensation as fixed by 
the Committee on Compensation: 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and au- 
thority be and the same are hereby 
given and granted to the Hoover Grain 
Company, a corporation, its successors 
and assigns, to maintain and operate as 
now constructed a single railroad switch 
» j track across Weed street from a point 
on the southeasterly line thereof about 
one hundred and ten (110) feet south- 
westerly of the southwesterly dock line 
of the North Branch Canal to a point on 
the northwesterly line thereof about one 
hundred (100) feet southwesterly of the 
southwesterly dock line of the North 
Branch Canal. 

Permission and authority are also 
given and granted to maintain and oper- 
ate as now constructed a single railroad 



switch track across the same street from 
a point on the southeasterly line thereof 
about one hundred and four ( 104 ) feet 
southwesterly of the southwesterly dock 
line of the North Branch Canal to a 
point on the northwesterly line thereof 
about eighty-eight (88) feet southwest- 
erly of the southwesterly dock line of 
the North Branch Canal. 

Permission and authority are also 
given and granted to maintain and oper- 
ate as now constructed a single railroad 
spur from the last mentioned track 
connecting with same in Weed street; 
thence running in a northerly direction 
across Weed street to a point on the 
northwesterly line thereof about eighty 
(80) feet southwesterly of the south- 
westerly dock line of the North Branch 
Canal; all of the above as shown in 
red upon blue print hereto attached, 
which for greater certainty is hereby 
made a part of this ordinance. 

Section 2. The permission and au- 
thority herein granted shall cease and 
determine twenty (20) years from the 
date of the passage of . this ordinance, 
and this ordinance shall at any time be- 
fore the expiration thereof be subject to 
amendment, modification or repeal, and 
in case of repeal all privileges hereby 
granted shall thereupon cease and deter- 
mine. 

Section 3. During the life of this 
ordinance the grantee herein shall keep 
such portions of Weed street as are oc- 
cupied by said switch tracks in good 
condition and repair and safe for public 
travel, to the satisfaction and approval 
of the Commissioner of Public Works. 
At the termination of the rights and 
privileges herein granted, by expiration 
of time or otherwise, the said grantee 
shall forthwith restore such portions of 
iaid street occupied by said switch 
tracks to a condition safe for public 
travel, similar to the remaining portion 
of said street in the same block, to the 
satisfaction and approval of the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works. If said grantee 



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May 3. 1909. 



shall fail to restore said street at the 
termination of said privileges, then the 
work shall be done by the City of Chi- 
cago and the cost and expense of doing 
such work shall be paid by the. said 
grantee. 

Section 4. The operation and main- 
tenance of the switch tracks herein pro- 
vided for shall be subject to all existing 
ordinances of the City of Chicago now 
in force or which may hereafter be in 
force, relating to the use and operation 
of switch tracks and railroad tracks and 
the construction and maintenance there- 
of shall be under the supervision and to 
the satisfaction of the Commissioner of 
Public Works. 

Section 5. In consideration of the 
privileges herein granted, the said 
grantee shall pay to the City of Qhicago 
the sum of One Hundred and Seventy - 
three Dollars ($173.00) per annum in 
advance each and every year during the 
life of this ordinance, the first payment 
to be made as of the date of the passage 
of this ordinance, and each succeeding 
payment annually thereafter. It is 
hereby made an express provision of this 
ordinance that the privileges herein 
granted shall terminate and this ordi- 
nance become null and void if said 
grantee, its successors or assigns, shall 
fail to promptly pay any installment 
of said compensation. 

Section 0. Before doing any work 
under and by virtue of the authority 
herein granted, said grantee shall execute 
a bond to the City of Chicago in the 
penal sum of Ten Thousand Dollars, 
($10,000), .with sureties to be approved 
by the Mayor, conditioned upon the 
faithful observance and performance of 
all and singular the conditions and provi- 
sions of this ordinance, and conditioned 
further to indemnify, keep and save 
harmless the City of Chicago against all 
liabilities, judgments, costs, damages and 
expenses which may in any wise come 
against said City in consequence of the 
granting of this ordinance, or which may 



accrue against, be charged to or recov- 
ered from said City from or by reason 
or on account of the passage of this 
ordinance, or from or by reason on 
on account of any act or thing done 
by the grantee herein by virtue of the 
authority herein granted. Said bond 
and the liability of the sureties thereon 
shall be kept in force throughout the 
life of this ordinance, and if at any time 
during the life of this ordinance such 
bond shall not be in full force, then the 
privileges herein granted shall thereupon 
cease. 

Section 7. Xothing herein contained 
shall be construed as granting authority 
for the maintenance and operation of 
any track connecting with the above 
switch tracks which has been constructed 
and is now being maintained without 
authority from the City of Chicago. 

Section 8. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after 
its passage and approval, provided that 
a written acceptance of this ordinance 
and the bond hereinabove mentioned 
shall be filed with the City Clerk within 
sixty (60) days of the passage hereof. 
Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Michael Zimmer, 

Chair )nan. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the 
following report, which was, on motion 
of Aid. Zimmer, deferred and ordered 
published: 

Chicago, May 3. 1909. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Local Industries, 
to whom was referred (April 26, 1909, 
page 149 ) , ordinance for switch track 
along Marcy street and across Clyde 
street for George A. Harper, , having had 
the same under advisement, beg leave 
to report and recommend the passage of 
the ordinance with compensation as fixed 
by the Committee on Compensation: 



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REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



191 



AN ORDINANCE 

Granting i)ormission and authority to 
George A. Harper, his heirs and as- 
signs to lay, construct, operate and 
maintain one single railroad switch 
track along a part of Marcy street and 
crossing Clyde street. 
Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and au- 
thority be, and the same are hereby 
granted to George A. Harper, his heirs, 
executors and assigns, to lay down, con- 
struct, operate and maintain one single 
railroad switch track, the center line of 
which track to run from a point in the 
east line of Marcy street about fifty 
(50) feet south of the south line of 
Clyde street, along Marcy street, cross- 
ing Clyde street at the intersection of 
Marcy and Clyde streets and along 
Marcy street parallel to and eight and 
one-half (Sy^) feet west of the east 
line of Marcy street, to a point about 
Two Hundred (200) feet north of the 
north line of Clyde street, and from 
thence turning eastward toward the east 
line of Marcy street and running to a 
point in said eabD line of Marcy street 
at a distance of about Two Hundred 
Eighty (280) feet north of the north 
line of Clyde street, in Chicago, Cook 
County, Illinois. 

The location of said switch track over 
and upon said streets shall be substan- 
tially as shown in red on the plat hereto 
attached, which plat is marked "Exhibit 
1" and is hereby made a part of this 
ordinance, to which plat, for greater cer- 
tainty, express reference is hereby made. 
Section 2. The permission and au- 
thority herein granted shall cease and 
determine March 8, A. D. 1929, and 
this ordinance shall, at any time before 
the expiration thereof, be subject to 
amendment, modification or repeal, and, 
in case of repeal, all privileges hereby 
granted shall cease and determine. 

Section 3. During the life of thia 
ordinance the grantee herein shall keep 



such portion or portions of Clyde street 
and Marcy street as are occupied by said 
switch track, in good condition and re- 
pair and safe for public travel, to the 
satisfaction and approval of the Com- 
missioner of Public Works. At the ter- 
mination of the rights and privileges 
herein granted, by expiration of time or 
otherwise, the said grantee shall forth- 
with restore such portion of said streets 
as are occupied by said switch track to 
a condition safe for public travel, similar 
to the remaining portion of said streets 
in the same block, to the satisfaction 
and approval of the Commissioner of 
Public Works. If said grantee shall fail 
to restore said streets at the termina- 
tion of said privileges, then the work 
shall be done by the City of Chicago and 
the cost and expense of doing such work 
shall be paid by said grantee. 

Section 4. The operation and main- 
tenance of the switch track herein pro- 
vided for shall be subject to all existing 
ordinances of the City of Chicago now 
in force, or which may hereafter be in 
force, relating to the use and operation 
of switch tracks and railroad tracks, and 
the construction and maintenance there- 
of shall be under the supervision and to 
the satisfaction of the Commissioner of 
Public Works. 

Section 5. In consideration of the 
privileges herein granted, the said 
grantee shall pay to the City of Chicago 
the sum of Two Hundred Twenty-eight 
Dollars and Fifty Cents ($228.50) per 
annum in advance each and every year 
during the life of this ordinance, the 
first payment to be made as' of the date 
of the passage of this ordinance and each 
succeeding payment annually thereafter. 
It is hereby made an express provision 
of this ordinance that the privileges 
herein granted shall terminate and this 
ordinance become null and void if said 
grantee, his heirs, executors or assigns, 
shall fail to promptly pay any install- 
ment of said compensation. 

Section 6. Before doino- anv Avork 



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under and by virtue of the authority 
herein granted, the said grantee, his 
heirs or assigns, shall execute a bond to 
the City of Chicago in the penal sum of 
Ten Thousand ($10,000) Dollars with 
sureties to be approved by the Mayor, con- 
ditioned upon the faithful observance 
and performance of all and singular the 
conditions and provisions of this ordi- 
nance, and conditioned further to in- 
demnify, save and keep harmless the 
City of Chicago from any and all. loss, 
damage, cost or liability of any kind 
whatsoever which may be suffered by it, 
said City of Chicago, or which may ac- 
crue against, be charged to or recovered 
from said City for or by reason or on 
account of the passage of this ordi- 
nance or for or by reason or on account 
of any act or thing done by said grante*. 
herein by virtue of the authority herein 
given, and conditioned further to comply 
with all the terms and conditions of this 
ordinance. Said bond and the liability 
of the sureties thereon shall be kept in 
force throughout the life of this ordi- 
nance, and if at any time during the liffe 
of this ordinance said bond shall not be 
in full force, then the privileges herein 
granted shall thereupon cease. 

Section 7. Nothing herein contained 
shall be construed as granting authority 
for the construction, maintenance or 
operation of any switch track other tharf 
the switch track specifically aforemen- 
tioned in Section 1 hereof. 

Section 8. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage and approval, provided that a 
written acceptance of same and the 
bond hereinabove mentioned shall be filed 
with the City Clerk within sixty (60) 
jdays of the- passage hereof. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Michael Zimmer, 

Chairman. 



The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report : 



Chicago, April 28, 1909. 
To the May 07' and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Local Industries, 
to whom was referred April 12, page 77, 
ordinance vacating Stone street, between 
Banks and Goethe streets, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to re- 
port and recommend that same be re- 
ferred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, North Division. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Michael Zimmer, 

Chairman, 

Aid. Zimmer moved to concur in the 
foregoing report. 

The motion prevailed. 
also, 

The same committee, to whom was re- 
ferred (April 12, 1909, page 77) an or- 
dinance providing for the vacation of 
part of Carondelet avenue and of streets 
and alleys in Cox's Subdivision; also of 
alleys in Calumet and Chicago Canal and 
Dock Company's Subdivision, and of an 
alley in Lammering and Jordan's Re- 
Subdivision, submitted a report recom- 
mending that the said ordinance be placed 
on file. 

Aid. Zimmer moved to concur in the 
report. 

The motion prevailed. 



HARBORS, WHARVES AND 
BRIDGES. 

The Committee on Harbors, Wharves 
and Bridges submitted a report recom- 
mending the passage of certain resolu- 
tions therewith submitted, concerning in- 
creased borrowing power for the City 
and concerning the removal of the In- 
diana and Lake Street bridges. 

Unanimous consent was given for the 
immediate consideration of the report. 

Aid. Foell moved to adopt the resolu- 
tion recommended by the committee, 
petitioning the General Assembly to 



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199 



grant additional borrowing power to the 
City. 

The motion prevailed, and the resolu- 
tion was adopted by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — ^Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Hard- 
ing, Pringle, Foreman, Richert, Dailey, 
McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Long, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Egan, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, Zim- 
mer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, 
Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, 
Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Brennan, Bowler, 
Powers, Finn, Stewart, Foell, Taylor, 
Clettenberg, B'auler, Britten, Hey, Px,ed- 
Avanz, Krumholz, Thomson, Dunn, Rein- 
berg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, Blencoe, 
Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, Burns, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Bihl, Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, 
Clark— 68. 

'Nays — None. 

The following is the said resolution as 
adopted : 

Whereas, Three bridges spanning the 
main river, seven spanning the South 
Branch, and ten spanning the navigable 
part of the North Branch of the Chicago 
river are of the center pier type and ob- 
structions to navigation ; and 

Whereas, The interests of naviga- 
tion imperatively demand the early re- 
moval of center pier bridges in the Chi- 
cago River and its branches, and the sub- 
stitution therefor of bridges of the bascule 
or lift type ; the situation being so serious 
in this respect that the Secretary of War 
has ordered public hearings for May 6, 
and May 13th, 1909, respectively, upon 
the proposition to require the removal 
of the Indiana Street bridge by June 30, 
1910, and the Lake Street bridge by De- 
cember 30, 1910; and 

Whereas, The City of Chicago lacks 
authority to issue bonds to pay for the 
said improvements; therefore be it 

Resolved, By the City Council of the 
'City of Chicago, that the General As- 



sembly of Illinois be petitioned to enact 
legislation at its present session con- 
ferring upon the City of Chicago addi- 
tional borrowing power; be it further 

Resolved, ^hat the City Clerk be and 
he hereby is directed to transmit a 
copy of these resolutions to the Gover- 
nor of the State, a copy to the Speaker 
of the House of Representatives for sub- 
mission to the House, and a copy to the 
President of the Senate for submission 
to the Senate. 

Aid. Foell moved to adopt the resolu- 
tion recommended in the report, author- 
izing the appointment of a committee 
to go to Springfield to urge upon the 
Legislature the passage of legislation to 
increase the borrowing power of the City. 

The motion prevailed, and the said 
resolution was adopted by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — ^Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Hard- 
ing, Pringle, Foreman, Richert, Dailey, 
McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Long, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Egan, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, Zim- 
mer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, 
Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, 
Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Brennan, Bowler, 
Powers, Finn, Stewart, Foell, Taylor, 
Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, Hey, Red- 
wanz, Krumholz, Thomson, Dunn, Rein- 
berg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, Blencoe, 
Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, Bums, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Bihl, Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, 
Clark— 68. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the said resolution as 
adopted : 

Resolved, That in view of the needs 
of the City for increased borrowing and 
other power to meet the demands of pro- 
posed harbor improvements as set forth 
in a resolution passed at this session of 
the Council, the Mayor be and he is here- 
by authorized to appoint a committee of 
six members of the City Council to go 
to Springfield to urge upon the Legis- 



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Mav 3. 1909. 



lature the passage of legislation at this 
session giving the City of Chicago such 
increased power. 

His Honor, the Mayor, thereupon ap- 
pointed the following committee in ac- 
cordance with the foregoing resolution: 
Aid. Foell, Snow, Merriam, Eyan, Egan 
and Foreman. 

Aid. Foell moved to adopt the resolu- 
tion recommended in the report, author- 
izing the appointment of a committee to 
represent the City at the public hearings 
to be held in the office of the United 
States Engineer on May 6th and May 
13th, respectively, with reference to the 
proposed order of the Federal Grovern- 
ment for the removal of the Indiana 
Street and Lake Street bridges from the 
Chicago River. 

The motion prevailed, and the said 
resolution was adopted by yeas and nays 
as follows: 

Yeas — 'Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Hard- 
ing, Pringle, Foreman, Riehert, Dailey, 
McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Long, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Egan, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak_, Zim- 
mer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, 
Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, 
Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Brennan, Bowler, 
Powers, Finn, Stewart, Foell, Taylor, 
Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, Hey, Red- 
wanz, Krumholz, Thomson, Dunn, Rein- 
berg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, Blencoe, 
Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, Burns, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Bihl, Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, 
Clark— 68. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the said resolution as 
adopted : 

Resolved, That the Mayor be and he 
is hereby authorized to appoint a com- 
mittee of seven to represent the City of 
Chicago before the United States Engi- 
neer at the public hearings to be held in 
said engineer's office on May 6th, 1909, 
at 10 A. M. and May 13th, 1909, at 10 
A. M., respectively, at which time and 



place the proposed order of the Federal 
Government for the removal of the Indi- 
ana Street bridge and the Lake Street 
bridge is to be considered. 

His Honor, the Mayor, thereupon ap- 
pointed the following committee in ac- 
cordance with the foregoing resolution: 
Aid. Chas. M. Foell, Aid. Bernard W. 
Snov/, J. M. Ewen, Hon. E. J. Brundage, 
Hon. John J. Hanberg, Aid. Chas. E. 
Merriam and Aid. Michael Zimmer. 



STREET NOMENCLATURE. 

The Committee on Street Nomenclature, 
to which had been referred (March 5, 
1909, page 2941) a communication sug- 
gesting the naming of streets after cer- 
tain Presidents; a petition (referred 
May 25, 1908, page 380) requesting that 
14th place between Albany avenue and 
Kedzie avenue be named Douglas Park 
place; and a petition (referred April 
27, 1908, page 126) requesting that Shef- 
field avenue between Clark street and 
Sheridan Drive be named "South Sheri- 
dan Drive," submitted reports recom- 
mending that the said communication 
and petitions be placed on file. 

Aid. Hey moved to concur in the said 
reports. 

The motion prevailed. 



All Matters Presented by the Aldermen, 
Also Special Assessment, Improvement 
and Repealing Ordinances Submitted 
by the Board of Local Improvements, 
Arranged as to Ward Numbers, Begin- 
ning with the First Ward. 

FIRST WARD. 

Aid. Coughlin presented an ordinance 
authorizing Siegel, Cooper & Co., to con- 
struct and maintain a platform connect- 
ing store with Congress Street station 
of South Side Elevated Railroad Com- 
pany, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Streets 
and Alleys, South Division. 



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Aid. Coughlin presented the following- 
orders, which were, on motion, duly 
passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to issue a permit to Grand 
Rapids Furniture and Rug Company, 
at No. 337 Wabash avenue for a 
wooden sign, three by five feet; said 
sign shall be erected and maintained 
in accordance with all rules and regu- 
lations of the Department of Public 
Works. This privilege shall be sub- 
ject to termination by the Mayor at 
any time in his discretion. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to issue a permit to Zerner 
Piano Company to erect and maintain 
one board sign, 2x7 feet, at 181 Wa- 
bash avenue; said sign board shall be 
erected and maintained in accordance 
with all rules and regulations of the 
Department of Public Works. This 
privilege shall be subject to termina- 
tion by the Mayor at any time in his 
discretion. 

Aid. Coughlin presented an order di- 
recting the removal of the north stairway 
leading from the street to the elevated 
structure of the South Side Elevated 
Railroad Company in Congress street, be- 
tween State street and Wabash avenue, 
which Avas 

Referred to the Committee on Streets 
and Alleys, South Division. 

Aid. Kenna presented the following or- 
der, which was, on motion, duly passed: 
Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to issue a permit to John 
Farino to erect and maintain a barber 
, pole at the edge of sidewalk in front 
of premises at 12 South Clark street; 
said barber pole shall be erected and 
maintained in accordance with all rules 
and regulations of the Department of 
Public Works. This privilege shall be 



subject to termination by the Mayor 
at any time in his discretion. 
riie Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted the following ordinance: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for the improve- 
ment of the alley first west of State 
street, from Randolph street to Eighty- 
six and seventy-five one-hundredths 
(86.75) feet south of the south line 
of Randolph street, in the City of Chi- 
cago, County of Cook and State of Illi- 
nois. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of 
the City of Chicago: 
Section 1. That the ordinance en- 
titled "An ordinance for the improvement 
of the alley first west of State street, 
from Randolph street to eighty-six and 
seventy-five one-hundredths (86.75) feet 
south of the south line of Randolph 
street," passed October 28th, 1907, be and 
the same is hereby repealed, and that the 
assessment made under the provisions of 
said ordinance. Docket 32587 of the 
County Court of said County, be and the 
same is hereby annulled. 

Section 2, This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 

Which was, on motion of Aid. Cough- 
lin, duly passed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas — ^Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Hard- 
ing, Pringle, Foreman, Richert, Dailey, 
McKenna, Sheahan, MaCoid, Long, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Egan, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, Zim- 
mer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, 
Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, 
Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Brennan, Bowler, 
Powers, Finn, Stewart, Foell, Taylor, 
Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, Hey, Red- 
wanz, : Krumholz, Thomson,. Dunn, Rein- 
berg, ;Lipps, Clancy, Capp, Blerieoe, 
Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, Burns, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Bihl, Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, 
Clark— 68. 
Nays — None. 



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ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for grading and paving with creo- 
soted wooden blocks Madison street, 
from Market street to State street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Kenna, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas— ^Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Hard- 
inff, Pringle, Foreman, Richert, Dailey, 
McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Long, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Egan, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, Zim- 
mer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, 
Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, 
Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Brennan, Bowler, 
Powers, Finn, Stewart, Foell, Taylor, 
Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, Hey, Red- 
wanz, Krumholz, Thomson, Dunn, Rein- 
berg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, Blencoe, 
Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, Burns, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Bihl, Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, 
Clark— 68. 

"Nays — None. 



THIRD WARD. 

Aid. Foreman presented the claim of 
James Crapo for a refund of 90 per cent 
of special assessment for water supply 
pipe, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



FOURTH WARD. 

Aid. Richert presented the following 
ordinance : 

Be it ordained hy the City Council of 
the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the sidewalk line on 
both sides of Quinn street, between 
Archer avenue and Twenty-ninth street 
be and the same is hereby established at 
the curb line. 

Section 2. All ordinances or parts of 



ordinances in conflict with this ordinance 
are hereby repealed. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall be in 
effect from and after its passage and 
publication. 

Which was, by unanimous consent, on 
motion of Aid. Richert, duly passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Hard- 
ing, Pringle, Foreman, Richert, Dailey, 
McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Long, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Egan, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, Zim- 
mer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, 
Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, 
Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Brennan, Bowler, 
Powers, Finn, Stewart, Foell, Taylor, 
Clettenberg, B'auler, Britten, Hey, Red- 
wanz, Krumholz, Thomson, Dunn, Rein- 
berg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, Blencoe, 
Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, Burns, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Bihl, Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, 
Clark— 68. 

Nays — None. 

Aid. Richert presented an order di- 
recting the select Committee on Track 
Elevation to take necessary steps to have 
proper retaining walls built on both sides 
of Mary street, under Madison and 
Northern track elevation ordinance, 
which was 

Referred to the select Committee on 
Track Elevation. 



FIFTH WARD. 

Aid. McKenna presented an ordinance 
providing for the filling of all alleys with 
cinders to a depth of eighteen inches be- 
low the ground level, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. McKenna presented an order for 
a sewer in St. Louis avenue, from 37th 
place to 39th street, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Im- 
provements. 



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SIXTH WARD. 

The Board of Local IraproA^ements sub- 
mitted the following ordinance: 

AN^ ORDINANCE 

Ropealing an ordinance for the improve- 
ment of the alley from Bo wen avenue 
to 42 d place, between Berkeley avenue 
and Lake avenue, in the City of Chi- 
cago, County of Cook and State of Illi- 
nois. • 
Be it ordained hy the City Council of 
the City of Chicago: 
Section 1. That the ordinance en- 
titled "An ordinance for the improvement 
of the alley from Bowen avenue to 42d 
place, between Berkeley avenue and Lake 
avenue," passed December 9, 1907, be 
and the same is hereby repealed, and that 
the assessment made under the provisions 
of said ordinance, Docket 32632 of the 
County Court of said County, be and the 
same is hereby annulled. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 

\\Tiich was, on motion of Aid. McCoid, 
duly passed by yeas and nays as follows : 
Yeas — 'Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Hard- 
ing, Pringle, Foreman, Richert, Dailey, 
McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Long, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Egan, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, Zim- 
mer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, 
Eeilfuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, 
Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Brennan, Bowler, 
Powers, Finn, Stewart, Foell, Taylor, 
Clettenberg, B'auler, Britten, Hey, E,ed- 
Avanz, Krumholz, Thomson, Dunn, Rein- 
berg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, Blencoe, 
Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, Burns, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Bihl, Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, 
Clark— 68. 
Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for curbing, grading and paving 
with creosoted wooden blocks the alleys 
in the block bounded by 48th street, 48th 



phtce, Grand boulevard and Vincennes 
avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Long, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — 'Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Hard- 
ing, Pringle, Foreman, Richert, Dailey, 
McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Long, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Egan, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, Zim- 
mer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, 
Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, 
Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Brennan, Bowler, 
Powers, Finn, Stewart, Foell, Taylor, 
Clettenberg, B'auler, Britten, Hey, Red- 
wanz, Krumholz, Thomson, Dunn, Rein- 
berg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, Blencoe, 
Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, Bums, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Bihl, Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, 
Clark— 68. 

— None. 



SEVENTH WARD. 

Aid. Snow moved to rescind the vote 
by which the Council at its regular meet- 
ing held Monday, April 26, 1909, parsed 
an ordinance abolishing the offices of 
City Archivist and Assistant City 
Archivist. 

The motion to rescind prevailed. 

Aid. Snow presented the following or- 
dinance : 

Be it ordained hy the City Council of 

the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the offices of City 
Archivist and Assistant City Archivist 
be and they are hereby abolished. 

Section 2. The ordinance entitled 
"An ordinance creating a department of 
municipal history in the City of Chi- 
cago," passed May 18th, 1908, is hereby 
repealed. 

The City Archivist is hereby directed 
to deliver at such time and to such pub- 
lic official as the Mayor shall direct all 



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books, maps, plats and papers remaining 
on file in the office of the City Archivist. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall he in 
force and effect from and after its pas- 
sage. 

Which was, by unanimous consent, on 
motion of Aid. Snow, duly passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas— 'Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Hard- 
ing, Pringle, Foreman, Richert, Dailey, 
Mc]s:enna, Sheahan, McCoid, Long, Snow, 
Merriam, iJones, Emerson, Egan, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, Zim- 
mer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, 
Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, 
Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Brennan, Bowler, 
Powers, Finn, Stfewart, Foell, Taylor, 
Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, Hey, Red- 
wanz, Krumholz, Thomson, Dunn, Rein- 
berg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, Blencoe, 
Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, Burns, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Bihl, Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, 
Clark— 68. 

'Nays — None. 

Aid, Snow presented the following or- 
dinance: 

Be it ordained hy the City Council of 

the City of Chicago : 

Section 1. That an ordinance grant- 
ing permission to the Peck and Hills 
Furniture Company, passed by the City 
Council on March 8th, 1909, and printed 
upon pages 3169-70-71 of the Proceedings 
of that date, be and the same is hereby 
amended as follows: By striking out 
the words and figures "sixty (60)" in 
Section 8 of said ordinance and insert- 
ing in lieu thereof the words and figures 
"ninety (90)." 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take 
effect from and after its passage. 

Which was, by unanimous consent, on 
motion oi Aid. Snow, duly passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Teas — ^Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Hard- 
ing, Pringle, Foreman, Richert, Dailey, 
McKenna, Sheahan, MoCoid, Long, Snow, 



[Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Egan, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, Zim- 
mer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, 
Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, 
Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Brennan, Bowler, 
Powers, Finn, Stewart, Foell, Taylor, 
Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, Hey, Red- 
wanz, Krumholz, Thomson, Dunn, Rein- 
berg, Lipps, Clancy, 'Capp, Blencoe, 
Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, Burns, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, . Fisher, 
Bihl, Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, 
Clark— 68. 
Nays — None. 

Aid. Snow presented the following or- 
der, which was, on motion, duly passed: 
Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby au- 
thorized and directed to issue a permit 
to J. F. Peacock and Chas. 0. Wright, 
President and Secretary, respectively, 
of the Park Manor Improvement Club, 
authorizing the use of City water from 
fire hydrants in the district bounded 
by Rhodes, Prairie and Anthony ave- 
nues and 73d street, without cost, from 
April 1, 1909, to November 15, 1909, 
in consideration of the cleaning of the 
paved streets in said district; said per- 
mit to contain a condition that if said 
J. F. Peacock and Chas. 0.- Wright 
shall fail to clean said streets or any 
of them to the satisfaction and ap- 
proval of the Commissioner of Public 
Works, or if said water is used for 
any other purpose than street sprink- 
ling, they shall pay to the City the 
full rate for all water used from the 
date of the issuance of said permit, and 
if said J. F. Peacock and Chas. 0. 
Wright shall fail to comply with the 
conditions of said permit, the Mayor 
shall revoke the same, and no other 
permit shall be issued to said J. F. 
Peacock and Chas. 0. Wright until all 
charges have been paid. 
Aid. Snow presented the claims of the 
Woodlawn Park M. E. Church for a re- 
bate of water tax and the claim of B. 
Oarrity for a refund of 90 per cent, of a 



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special assessment for water supply pipe, 
Avhich were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements suh- 
niitted a recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for the opening of an alley be- 
tween Jefferson avenue. Lake avenue, 
55th street and 56th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Snow, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — 'Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Hard- 
ing, Pringle, Foreman, Richert, Dailey, 
McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Long, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Egan, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Oullerton, Cermak, Zim- 
nier, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, 
Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, 
Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Brennan, Bowler, 
Powers, Finn, Stewart, Foell, Taylor, 
Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, Hey, Red- 
wanz, Krumholz, Thomson, Dunn^ Rein- 
berg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, Blencoe, 
Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, Burns, 
jMcInerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Bihl, Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, 
Clark— 08. 

Nays — None. 



A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for curbing, grading and paving 
with granite top macadam the present 
roadway of o6th street, from Woodlawn 
avenue to Cornell avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Merriam, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — 'Coughlin, Kenna. Dixon, Hard- 
ing, Pringle, Foreman, Richert, Dailey, 
McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Long, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Egan, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, Zim- 
mer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, 
Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, 
Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Brennan, Bowler, 



Pouer-^, Finn, Stewart, Foell, Taylor, 
Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, Hey, Red- 
wanz, Krumholz, Thomson, Dunn, Rein- 
berg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, Blencoe, 
Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, Burns, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Bihl, Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, 
Clark— 68. 
Nays — None, 



EIGHTH WARD, 

Aid, Jones presented the claim of An- 
drew Buza for a refund of 90 per cent, of 
special assessment for water supply pipe, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance, 

Aid. Jones presented orders for im- 
provements as follows : For cement side- 
walks on both sides of Avenue J, from 
98th street to 100th street; for cinder 
sidewalks on both sides of Green Bay ave- 
nue, from 106th street to 113th street; 
for cement sidewalks on both sides of 
98th street, from Avenue N to the right- 
of-way of the C, L. S, and Eastern Rail- 
road; for cinder sidewalks on both sides 
of 102d street, from Ewing avenue to In- 
dianapolis avenue; for cinder sidewalks 
on both sides of Indianapolis avenue, 
from Ewing avenue to 106th street; for 
cinder sidewalks on botb sides of 104th 
street, from Avenue J to Indianapolis ave- 
nue; for cinder sidewalks on both sides 
of 106th street, from Avenue L to In- 
dianapolis avenue; and for cement side- 
walks on both sides of 99th street, from 
Avenue L to the right-of-way of the C, L, 
S. & Eastern Railroad, which were 

Referred to the Board of Local Im- 
provements. 

Aid. Emerson presented an ordinance 
fixing the sidewalk line on 79th place, 
between Railroad avenue and Coles ave- 
nue at the curb line, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Im- 
provements, 

Aid, Emerson presented the following 



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order, which was, on motion, duly 

passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby au- 
thorized to allow sewer connection for 
St. Patrick's Church and Parsonage at 
9525 Commercial avenue without 
charge for permit. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for water service pipes in 79th 
street, between Saginaw avenue and Ex- 
change avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Jones, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinan^ce was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — ^Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Hard- 
ing, Pringle, Foreman, Kichert, Dailey, 
McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Long, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Egan, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak^ Zim- 
mer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, 
Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, 
Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Brennan, Bowler, 
Powers, Finn, Stewart, Foell, Taylor, 
Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, Hey, Red- 
wanz, Krumholz, Thomson, Dunn, Rein- 
berg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, Blencoe, 
Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, Burns, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Bihl, Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, 
Clark— 68. 

Nays — None. 



TENTH WARD. 

Aid. Scully presented the claim of 
John Bentner for a rebate of water taxes, 
and the claim of Jacob Rissman for com- 
pensation for injury to horse, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for cement sidewalks on both 
sides of South Centre avenue, from Blue 
Island avenue to West 22d street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 



Aid. Hurt, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — ^Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Hard- 
ing, Pringle, Foreman, Richert, Dailey, 
McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Long, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Egan, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, Zim- 
mer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, 
Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, 
Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Brennan, Bowler, 
Powers, Finn, Stewart, Foell, Taylor, 
Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, Hey, Red- 
wanz, Krumholz, Thomson, Dunn, Rein- 
berg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, Blencoe, 
Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, Bums, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Bihl, Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, 
Clark— 68. 

Nays — None. 



ELEVENTH WARD. 

Aid. Novak presented the following or- 
der, which was, on motion, duly passed: 
Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to issue a permit to George E. 
Fager to erect and maintain a cloth 
sign across the sidewalk in front of 
the premises at 795 West 12th street; 
said sign shall be erected and main- 
tained in accordance with all rules and 
regulations of the Department of Pub- 
lic Works. This privilege shall be sub- 
ject to termination by the Mayor at 
any time in his discretion. 

Aid. Novak presented the claim of the 
West End Club for a rebate of water 
tax, and orders for electric arc lights 
at Hastings and 13th streets, between 
Robey street and Hoyne avenue, and on 
the northeast corner of 22d place and 
Lincoln street, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



TWELFTH WARD. 

Aid, Zimer presented the following or- 



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der, which was, on motion, duly passed: 
Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to install a tap and connection 
with City water main in California 
avenue about 300 feet north of the 
west fork of the South Branch of the 
Chicago River; this work to be done 
without cost; also furnish free water 
for the use of the Chicago City Gar- 
dens Association. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for cement sidewalks on both 
sides of Luther street, from South Rock- 
well street to South Washtenaw avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Cermak, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — ^Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Hard- 
ing, Pringle, Foreman, Richert, Dailey, 
McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Long, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Egan, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, Zim- 
mer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, 
Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, 
Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Brennan, Bowler, 
Powers, Finn, Stewart, Foell, Taylor, 
Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, Hey, Red- 
wanz, Krumholz, Thomson, Dunn, Rein- 
berg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, Blencoe, 
Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, Burns, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Bihl, Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, 
Clark— 68. 

-None. 



THIRTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Fulton presented the following or- 
der, which was, on motion, duly passed: 
Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to issue to Lambert Tree a per- 
mit for a wooden sign between side- 
walk and curb at corner Madison 
street and South 40th avenue about 70 
feet south of Madison street on east 



side of 40th avenue; said sign not to 
exceed 21/3 by 3 feet in size and to be 
erected under such restrictions as may 
be required by Commissioner of Public 
Works. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for a cement sidewalk on the 
west side of South Kedzie avenue, from 
West Van Buren street to West Congress 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Evans, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — ^Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Hard- 
ing, Pringle, Foreman, Richert, Dailey, 
McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Long, Snow, 
Merriam, Uones, Emerson, Egan, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, Zim- 
mer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, 
Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, 
Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Brennan, Bowler, 
Powers, Finn, Stewart, Foell, Taylor, 
Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, Hey, Red- 
wanz, Krumholz, Thomson, Dunn, Rein- 
berg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, Blencoe, 
Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, Burns, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Bihl, Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, 
Clark— 68. 
Nays — None. 



FOURTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Lucas presented orders for pav- 
ing with asphalt Artesian avenue, from 
Erie street to the right-of-way of the 
Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Rail- 
way, and Centennial court, from Ash- 
land avenue to Paulina street, which were 

Referred to the Board of Local Im- 
provements, 

SIXTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Koraleski presented the following 
order, which -was, on motion, duly 
passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 



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May 3, 1900. 



Public Works be and be is hereby di- 
rected to serve notice upon tbe Chi- 
cago Eailways Company and the Chi- 
cago City Railway Company, and to 
enforce the provisions of such notice, 
to comply with that part of Section 14 
of their respective ordinances which re- 
quires them to sprinkle and sweep that 
portion of each of the streets occupied 
by their right-of-way so as to prevent 
dirt and dust clouds rising as the car 
travels its route. 

Aid. Koraleski presented an order di- 
recting the enforcement of the provisions 
of an ordinance passed March 27, 1905, 
with reference to the hours of removal 
of garbage from 'the downtown district, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Health 
Department. 

Aid. Kunz presented the following or- 
der, which was, on motion, duly passed: 
Ordered, That the Board of Local 
Improvements be and they are hereby 
directed to prepare and submit to this 
Council an estimate of the cost of 
opening Ashland avenue, from Cly- 
bourn place to Fullerton avenue. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted the following ordinance: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for cement side- 
walk on Mautene courts from Milwau- 
kee avenue to three hundred seventy- 
six (376) feet southwesterly of Mil- 
waukee avenue^ in the City of Chicago, 
■County of Cook and State of Illinois. 
Be it ordained hy the City Council of 
the City of Chicago: 
Section 1. That the ordinance en- 
titled "An ordinance for a cement side- 
walk on Mautene court, from Milwaukee 
avenue to three hundred seventy-six 
(376) feet southwesterly of Milwaukee 
avenue," passed June 29, 1908, be and 
the same is hereby repealed, and that the 
assessment made under the provisions of 
said , ordinance, confirmed February 17, 



1909, Warrant 36699, be and the same is 
hereby annulled. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 

Which was, on motion of Aid. Kora- 
leski, duly passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — 'Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Hard- 
ing, Pringle, Foreman, Richert, Dailey, 
McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Long, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Egan, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, Zim- 
mer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, 
Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, 
Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Brennan, Bowler, 
Powers, Finn, Stewart, Foell, Taylor, 
Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, Hey, Red- 
wanz, Krumholz, Thomson, Dunn, Rein- 
berg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, Blencoe, 
Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, Burns, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Bihl, Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, 
Clark— 68. 

Islays — None. 

SEVENTEENTH WARD. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for cement sidewalks on both 
sides of Lessing street, from West Chi- 
cago avenue to Front street produced 
east. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Dever, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — ^Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Hard- 
ing, Pringle, Foreman, Richert, Dailey, 
McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Long, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Egan, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, Zim- 
mer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, 
Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, 
Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Brennan, Bowler, 
Powers, Finn, Stewart, Foell, Taylor, 
Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, Hey, Red- 
wanz, Krumholz, Thomson, Dunn, Rein- 
berg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, Blencoe, 
Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, Bums, 



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Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Bihl, Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, 
Clark— 68. 
Nays — None. 

EIGHTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Brennan presented the claim of 
Mr. Cosgrove for salary withheld for 
time lost, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



NINETEENTH WARD, 

Aid. Bowler presented an order for 
paving with asphalt Morgan street, from 
Van Buren street to 12th street, which 
was 

Referred to the Board of Local Im- 
provements. 

Aid. Powers presented the following 
order, which was, on motion, duly 



Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to issue a permit to Antonio 
Allito & Co. to place a movable sign, 
one (1) foot wide and three (3) feet 
high in front of their place of business, 
390 South Halsted street; said sign 
to be removed at any time by order of 
the Mayor. 



TWENTIETH WARD. 

I Aid. Finn presented the following ordi- 
nance : 

jj Be it ordained hy the City Council of 

j tJie City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That an ordinance passed 
by the City Council on March 20, 1909, 
and printed on pages 3686-7 of the Pro- 
ceedings of that date, granting permis- 
sion to A. H. Vilas Company to maintain 
a bridge across alley, be and the same is 
hereby amended as follows: By insert- 
ing after the figure "12" in line sixteen. 
Section 1, the words and figures: "Lots 



I 



13 and 14," and by striking out the words 
and figures "22 to 30" in line eighteen of 
said Section 1 and inserting in lieu there- 
of the words and figures "16 to 22." 

Section 2. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage. 

Which was, by unanimous consent, on 
motion of Aid. Finn, duly passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — 'Coughlin, "Kenna, Dixon, Hard- 
ing, Pringle, Foreman, Richert, Dailey, 
McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Long, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Egan, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, Zim- 
mer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, 
Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, 
Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Brennan, Bowler, 
Powers, Finn, Stewart, Foell, Taylor, 
Ciettenberg, Bauler, Britten, Hey, Red- 
wanz, Krumholz, Thomson, Dunn, Rein- 
berg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, Blencoe, 
Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, Burns, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Bihl, Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, 
Clark— 68. 

'Nays — None. 

Aid. Finn presented an order for pav- 
ing with brick the alleys in the block 
bounded by Ashland boulevard, and Laf- 
lin. Van Buren and Congress streets, 
which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Im- 
provements. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for cement sidewalks on both 
sides of Lowell place, from West Polk 
street to West Taylor street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Finn, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — 'Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Hard- 
ing, Pringle, Foreman, Richert, Dailey, 
McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Long, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Egan, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, Zim- 



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mer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, 
Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, 
Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Brennan, Bowler, 
Powers, Finn, Stewart, Foell, Taylor, 
Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, Hey, Red- 
wanz, Krumholz, Thomson, Dunn, Rein- 
berg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, Blencoe, 
Littler, Golonibiewski, Mueller, Burns, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns^, Fisher, 
Bihl, Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, 
Clark— 68. 
'Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for curbing, grading and paving 
with brick the alley in the block bounded 
by York street, South Marshfield avenue. 
West Polk street and South Paulina 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Stewart, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — 'Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Hard- 
ing, Pringle, Foreman, Richert, Dailey, 
McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Long, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Egan, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, Zim- 
mer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, 
Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, 
DeA^er, Sitts, Conlon, Brennan, Bowler, 
Powers, Finn, Stewart, Foell, Taylor, 
Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, Hey, Red- 
wanz, Krumholz, Thomson, Dunn, Rein- 
berg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, Blencoe, 
Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, Burns, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Bihl, Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, 
Clark— 68. 

"Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for curbing, grading and paving 
with asphalt West Polk street, from Og- 
den avenue to South Western avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Finn, the estimate was approved 



and the ordinance Avas passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — 'Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Hard- 
ing, Pringle, Foreman, Richert, Dailey, 
McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Long, Snow, 
Merriam, IJones, Emerson, Egan, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, Zim- 
mer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, 
Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, 
Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Brennan, Bowler, 
Powers, Finn, Stewart, Foell, Taylor, 
Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, Hey, Red- 
wanz, Krumholz, Thomson, Dunn, Rein- 
berg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, Blencoe, 
Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, Burns, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Bihl, Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, 
Clark— 68. 

Islays — None. 



TWENTY-FIRST-WARD. 

Aid, Foell presented an ordinance re- 
lating to the overloading of vehicles, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Ju- 
diciary. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for curbing, grading and pav- 
ing with granite blocks the alleys in the 
block bounded by Indiana street, Illinois 
street. Dearborn avenue and North Clark 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Foell, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Hard- 
ing, Pringle, Foreman, Richert, Dailey, 
McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Long, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Egan, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, Zim- 
mer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, 
Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, j 
Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Brennan, Bowler, [ 
Powers, Finn, Stewart, Foell, Taylor, | 
Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, Hey, Red- | 
wanz, Krumholz, Thomson, Dunn, Rein- 



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berg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, Blencoe, 
Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, Burns, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Bihl, Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, 
Clark— 68. 
ISays — None. 



TWENTY-SECONl) WARD. 

Aid. Clettenberg presented the follow- 
ino- order, which was, on motion, duly 



Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to issue a permit to J. Wetally, 
119 Wells street, to erect and main- 
tain a barber pole in front of said 
premises; said barber pole shall be 
erected and maintained in accordance 
with all rules and regulations of the 
Department of Public Works. This 
privilege shall be subject to termina- 
tion by the Mayor at any time in his 
. discretion. 

Aid. Clettenberg presentd a communi- 
cation from Frank L. Fowler concerning 
an economic plan of cleaning sewers, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Bauler presented an ordinance 
concerning the standing of public vehicles 
on streets, and an ordinance establishing 
a stand in Market street, between Madi- 
son and Washington, streets, for private 
vehicles, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Ju- 
diciary. 

Aid. Bauler presented the claim of J. 
P. Freedy for a refund of 90 per cent, of 
special assessment for water supply pipe, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Clettenberg and Bauler presented 
orders for paving as follows: The east 
and west alley in the block bounded by 
North avenue, Cleveland avenue, Black- 
hawk street and Mohawk street; the 
east and west alley in the block bounded 



by North avenue, Larrabee street, Black- 
hawk street and Mohawk street; and the 
east and west alley in the block bounded 
by North avenue, Hudson avenue, Black- 
hawk street and Mohawk street, which 
were 

Referred to the Board of Local Im- 
provements. 



TWENTY-THIRD WARD. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for cement sidewalks on both 
sides of Belden avenue, from North Park 
avenue to Sedgwick street produced 
north. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Britten, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — ^Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Hard- 
ing, Pringle, Foreman, Richert, Dailey, 
McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Long, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Egan, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, Zim- 
mer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, 
Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, 
Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Brennan, Bowler, 
Powers, Finn, Stewart, Foell, Taylor, 
Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, Hey, Red- 
wanz, Krumholz, Thomson, Dunn, Rein- 
berg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, Blencoe, 
Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, Burns, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Bihl, Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, 
Clark— 68. 

"Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for curbing, grading and paving 
with granite blocks the alley from 
Eugenie street to Menominee street, and 
between Larrabee street and Mohawk 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Hey, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 



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Yeas^Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Hard- 
ing, Pringle, Foreman, Richert, Dailey, 
McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Long, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Egan, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, Zim- 
mer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, 
Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, 
Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Brennan, Bowler, 
Povv-ers, Finn, Stewart, Foell, Taylor, 
Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, Hey, Red- 
wanz, Krumholz, Thomson, Dunn, Rein- 
berg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, Blencoe, 
Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, Burns, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Bihl, Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, 
Clark— 68. 

Islays — None. ' 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for curbing, grading and paving 
with brick the alley from North avenue 
to Willow street, and between North 
Halsted street and Dayton street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Britten, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Hard- 
ing, Pringle, Foreman, Richert, Dailey, 
McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Long, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Egan, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, Zim- 
mer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, 
Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, 
Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Brennan, Bowler, 
Powers, Finn, Stewart, Foell, Taylor, 
Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, Hey, Red- 
wanz, Krumholz, Thomson, Dunn, Rein- 
berg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, Blencoe, 
Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, Burns, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Bihl, Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, 
Clark— 68. 

Islays — None, 



TWENTY-FOURTH WARD. 

Aid. Redwanz presented the following 
ordinance : 



AN ORDINANCE 

In favor of Diez Brothers granting per- 
mission and authority to construct 
and maintain a scale. 

Be it ordained hy the City Council of 
the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and au- 
thority be and the same are hereby 
granted to George Diez and Fred Diez, 
co-partners, doing business as Diez 
Brothers, their successors and assigns, 
to construct and maintain a platform 
scale, 8x15 feet, and the necessary oper- 
ating appurtenances, on the west side of 
Herndon street about fifteen (15) feet 
north of Fletcher street, and on the side 
of the premises owned by said co-part- 
nership. The location of said scale and 
the work of construction necessary in 
and about the placing of the said scale 
shall be done under the supervision and 
to the satisfaction of the Qommissioner 
of Public Works of the City of Chicago. 

Section 2. The permission and au- 
thority hereby granted shall cease and 
determine ten years from and after the 
passage of this ordinance or at any time 
prior thereto at the discretion of the 
Mayor, whereupon this ordinance shall 
become null and void, and the ordinance 
shall at any time before the expiration 
thereof be subject to modification, 
amendment or repeal, and in case of re- 
peal all privileges herein granted shall 
cease and determine. 

Section 3. During the life of this 
ordinance the said grantees shall at all 
times keep said scale and the portion 
of the street immediately surrounding 
the same in good condition and repair 
and safe for public travel, to the satis- 
faction of the Commissioner of Public 
Works of the City of Chicago. 

Section 4. At the expiration of the 
term herein granted the said grantees, 
their successors or assigns, shall forth- 
with remove said scale and its appur- 
tenances, and restore the street to its 
proper condition to the satisfaction of 



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the Commissioner of Public Works, so 
that the portion of said street where 
this scale had been located shall be put 
in the same condition as the other parts 
of said street in the same block. 

Section 5. No work shall be done 
under the authority of this ordinance 
nntil a permit authorizing the same 
sliall have been issued by the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works, and no permit 
shall issue until the grantees herein 
shall execute to the City of Chicago a 
good and sufficient bond in the sum of 
Ten Thousand ($10,000) Dollars, with 
sureties to be approved by the Mayor, 
conditioned to indemnif}^, saA^e and keep 
harmless the City of Chicago from any 
and all liability, damage or expense of 
any kind whatsoever which may be suf- 
fered by said City of Chicago, or which 
it may be put to, or which may 
accrue against, be charged to or re- 
covered from said city from or by rea- 
son of the passage of this ordinance, or 
from or by reason of any act or thing 
done under or by the authority of the 
permission herein given, and conditioned 
further to observe and perform all and 
singular the conditions and provisions 
of this ordinance. The said bond and 
the liability of the sureties thereunder 
shall be kept in force throughout the 
life of this ordinance, and if at any time 
during the life of this ordinance such 
bond shall not be in full force, then the 
privileges and authority herein granted 
shall thereupon cease. 

Section 6. This ordinance shall be 
in force and effect from and after its 
passage, and upon tne filing of an ac- 
ceptance, in writing, of this ordinance 
by the said grantees, and a filing of the 
bond herein provided for. 

Section 7. The said grantees agree 
to pay to the City of Chicago^ as com- 
pensation for said scale, the sum of 
twenty-five dollars per annum. Upon 
'default in the payment of any of the 
installments of compensation hereby 
fixed at the time herein prescribed, the 



rights and privileges hereby granted 
shall cease and determine, and this ordi- 
nance shall become null and void. 

Which was, by unanimous consent, on 
motion of Aid. Redwanz, duly passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Teas — ^Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Hard- 
ing, Pringle, Foreman, Pichert, Dailey, 
McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Long, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Egan, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, Zim- 
mer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, 
Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, 
Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Brennan, Bowler, 
Powers, Finn, Stewart, Foell, Taylor, 
Clett'enberg, Bauler, Britten, Hey, Red- 
wanz, Krumholz, Thomson, Dunn, Rein- 
berg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, Blencoe, 
Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, Burns, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Bihl, Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, 
Clark— 68. 

Nays — None. 

Aid. Krumholz presented the follow- 
ing order, which was, on motion, duly 
passed: 

Whereas, There is now pending a 
contest for a seat from the Thirty- 
fourth Ward in the City Council of the 
City of Chicago, which contest arises 
out of the election held in said City of 
Chicago on the sixth day of April, 1909, 
wherein Joseph A. Smejkal is contest- 
ant and William F. Ryan is contestee, 
and 

Whereas, It is necessary to have the 
ballots cast in said ward at said election 
opened that they may be examined, can- 
vassed and counted and used as evidence 
in said contest; it is therefore 

Ordered, That the Board of Election 
Commissioners of the City of Chicago 
be and they are hereby requested to 
produce said ballots before the Com- 
mittee on Elections of the City Coun- 
cil of Chicago or a subcommittee of 
said Committee on Elections, that said 
ballots may be so canvassed, counted 
and used as evidence in said contest. 



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The Board of Local Improvements 
submitted a recommendation, estimate 
and ordinance for cement sidewalks on 
botli sides of North Lincoln street from 
Diversey. avenue boulevard to Clybourn 
avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Redwanz, the estimate was ap- 
proved and the ordinance was passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Teas — ^Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Hard- 
ing, Pringle, Foreman, Richert, Dailey, 
McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Long, Snow, 
Merriam, iJones, Emerson, Egan, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, Zim- 
mer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, 
Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, 
Dever, Sitts, Co'nlon, Brennan, Bowler, 
Powers, Finn, Stewart, Foell, Taylor, 
Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, Hey, Red- 
wanz, Krumholz, Thomson, Dunn, Rein- 
berg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, Blencoe, 
I^ittler, Golombiewski, Mueller, Burns, 
Melnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Bihl, Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, 
Clark— 68. 

Nays — None. 



TWENTY-FIFTH WARD. 

Aid. Thomson presented an order for 
opening an alley in the rear of lots 
fronting on the west side of Halsted 
street from Waveland avenue to Addi- 
son avenue, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Im- 
provements. 

Aid. Dunn presented the following 
ordinance : 

AN ORDINANCE 

Amending Section 1 of an ordinance 

passed by the City Council April 26, 

1909, relating to ice dealers. 

Be it ordained by the City Council of 

the City of Chicago-. 

Section 1. That Section 1 of an 

ordinance passed by the City Council on 

April 26, 1909, (Council Proceedings, 

page 157) be and the same is hereby 



amended by striking out the word "De- 
cember" appearing in the third line of 
said Section, and substituting in lieu 
thereof the word "July." 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be 
in full force and effect from and after 
its passage. 

Which was, by unanimous consent, 
on motion of Aid. Dunn, duly passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — ^^Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Hard- 
ing, Pringle, Foreman, Richert, Dailey, 
McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Long, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Egan, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak^ Zim- 
mer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, 
Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, 
Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Brennan, Bowler, 
Powers, Finn, Stewart, Foell, Taylor, 
Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, Hey, Red- 
wanz, Krumholz, Thomson, Dunn, Rein- 
berg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, Blencoe, 
Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, Burns, 
Melnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Bihl, Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, 
Clark— 68. 

Nays — None. 

The Board of Local Improvements 
submitted a recommendation, estimate 
and ordinance for opening and extending 
Windsor avenue from Clarendon avenue 
to Lake Michigan. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Thomson, the estimate was ap- 
proved and the ordinance was passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — ^Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Hard- 
ing, Pringle, Foreman, Richert, Dailey, 
McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Long, Snow, 
JNIerriam, Jones, Emerson, Egan, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, Zim- 
mer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, 
Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, 
Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Brennan, Bowler, 
Powers, Finn, Stewart, Foell, Taylor, 
Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, Hey, Red- 
wanz, Krumholz, Thomson, Dunn, Rein- 
berg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, Blencoe, 
'Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, Burns, 



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Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Bihl, Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, 
Clark— 68. 
ISlays — None. 



TWENTY-SIXTH WARD. 

Aid. Lipps presented ,an ordinance re- 
lating to aAvnings, Avhich was 

Referred to the Committee on Judi- 
ciary. 

The Board of Local Improvements 
submitted the following ordinance : 

AN ORDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for water supply 
pipes in East Ravenswood Park from 
Granville avenue to Edge water ave- 
nue, and in Edgewater avenue from 
East Ravenswood Park to North Her- 
mitage avenue, in the City of Chi- 
cago, County of Cook, and State of 
Illinois. 
Be it ordained hy the City Council of 
the City of Chicago-. 
Section 1. That the ordinance en- 
titled, "An ordinance for water supply 
pipes in East Ravenswood Park from 
Granville avenue to Edgewater avenue, 
and in Edgewater avenue from East 
Ravenswood Park to North Hermitage 
avenue," passed February 1, 1909, be 
and the same is hereby repealed, and 
that the assessment made under the 
provisions of said ordinance, docket 
34056 of the County Court of said 
County, be and the same is hereby an- 
nulled. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be 
in force from and after its passage. 

WTiich Avas, on motion of Aid. Rein- 
berg, duly passed by yeas and nays as 
follows : 

Yeas — 'Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Hard- 
ing, Pringle, Foreman, Richert, Dailey, 
McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Long, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Egan, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, CuUerton, Cermak, Zim- 
mer, E^^ans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, 
Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, 



Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Brennan, Bowler, 
Powers, Finn, Stewart, Foell, Taylor, 
Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, Hey, Red- 
wanz, Krumholz, Thomson, Dunn, Rein- 
berg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, Blencoe, 
Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller^ Bums, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Bihl, Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, 
Clark— 68. 
"Nays — None. 



TWENTY-SEVENTH WARD. 

Aid. Clancy presented the following 
orders, which were, on motion, duly 
' passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Buildings, the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works, and the Commissioner of 
Health, be and they are hereby di- 
rected to issue a building permit, a 
water permit and a sanitary permit 
without cost to Dr. Franklin, to cover 
the erection of the Logan Square Bap- 
tist Church at the southeast corner of 
Greenwood terrace and Spaulding 
avenue. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Buildings, the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works, and the Commissioner of 
Health, be and they are hereby di- 
rected to issue a building permit, a 
water permit and a sanitary permit 
without cost to the Rev. Father Peter, 
to cover the erection of a church 
building at 72d and Sanford avenues. 

Ordered, That the Superintendent of 
Maps, ex-officio examiner of subdivi- 
sions, be, and he is, hereby author- 
ized as examiner of subdivisions to 
approve a certain plat entitled "Sub- 
division of Lots one (1) and two (2) 
in the subdivision of Lot six (6) and 
a strip twenty-five and one-tenth 
(25.1) feet wide at the northerly end 
and one ( 1 ) foot wide at the south- 
erly end of the northwest side of Lot 
seven ( 7 ) , and so much of Lot five 
(5) as lies within Haussen Court of 
Davlin's Subdivision of the Northwest 



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quarter (N. W. 14) of Section 26-40- 
13," so that same may be filed for 
record in the office of the Recorder of 
Deeds of Cook County, Illinois, said 
subdivision establishing officially Haus- 
sen Cburt from West Wellington 
street to Milwaukee avenue as being 
fifty (50) feet in width, twenty-five 

(25) feet on each side of the line di- 
viding original Lots five (5) and six 

(6) of said Davlin's Subdivision. 

Aid. Clancy presented the claim of 
Ida Winnerholm for a refund of 90 per 
cent, of a special assessment for a water 
supply pipe, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements 
submitted the following ordinance: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for cement side- 
walks on a system of streets as fol- 
lows, to wit.: South side of West 
Belle Plaine avenue from north 43d 
avenue to Lowell avenue ; north side of 
West Irving Park boulevard from North 
43rd avenue to Lowell avenue, and both 
sides of Lowell avenue from West 
Belle Plaine avenue to West Irving 
Park boulevard, in the City of Chi- 
cago, County of Cook, and State of 
Illinois. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of 
the City of Chicago : 
Section 1. That the ordinance en- 
titled, "An ordinance for cement side- 
walks ori a system of streets as follows, 
to wit.: South side of West Belle 
Plaine avenue from North 43d avenue to 
Lowell avenue; north side of West Irv- 
ing Park boulevard from North 43d 
avenue to Lowell avenue, and both sides 
of Lowell avenue from West Belle Plaine 
avenue to West Irving Park boulevard," 
passed July 13, 1908, be and the same 
is hereby repealed, and that the assess- 
ment made under the provisions of said 
ordinance, confirmed April 7, 1909, War- 
rant 36893, be and the same is hereby 
annulled. 



Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 

Which was, on motion of Aid. Clancy, 
duly passed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows: 

Yeas— 'Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Hard- 
ing, Pringle, Foreman, Richert, Dailey, 
McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Long, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Egan, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak;, Zim- 
mer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, 
B(-ilfuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, 
Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Brennan, Bowler, 
Powers, Finn, Stewart, Foell, Taylor, 
Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, Hey, Red- 
wanz, Krumholz, Thomson, Dunn, Rein- 
berg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, Blencoe, 
Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, Burns, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Bihl, Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, 
Clark— 68. 
Nays — None. 

also, 
The following ordinance: 
AN ordinance 
Repealing an ordinosnce for water service 
pipes in Monticello avenue from West 
Irving Park boulevard to West Mont- 
rose avenue, in the City of Chicago, 
County of Cook and State of Illinois. 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance en- 
titled, "An ordinance for water service 
pipes in Monticello avenue from West 
Irving Park boulevard to West Montrose 
avenue," passed December 21, 1908, be 
and the same is hereby repealed, and 
that the assessment made under the 
provisions of said ordinance, confirmed 
March 24, 1909, Warrant 36840, be and 
the same is hereby annulled. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be 
in force from and after its passage. 

^riiich was, on motion of Aid. Capp, 
duly passed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas — ^Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Hard- 
ing, Pringle, Foremai;, Richert, Dailey, 



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McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Long, Snow, 
Merriam, Uones, Emerson, Egan, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak,. Cullerton, Cermak, Zim- 
mer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, 
Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, 
Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Brennan, Bowler, 
Powers, Finn, Stewart, Foell, Taylor, 
Clettenberg, B'auler, Britten, Hey, Eed- 
wanz, Krumholz, Thomson, Dunn, Rein- 
berg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, Blencoe, 
Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, Burns, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Bihl, Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, 
Clark— 68. 
"Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for a tile pipe sewer in West Bel- 
den avenue, from North Hamlin avenue 
to the alley first west of North Lawn- 
dale avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Clancy, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — 'Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Hard- 
ing, Pringle, Foreman, Richert, Dailey, 
McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Long, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Egan, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, Zim- 
mer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, 
Beilfuss, .Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, 
Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Brennan, Bowler, 
Powers, Finn, Stewart, Foell, Taylor, 
Clettenberg. Bauler, Britten, Hey, Red- 
wanz, Krumholz, Thomson, Dunn, Rein- 
berg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, Blencoe, 
Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, Burns, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Bihl, Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, 
Clark— 68. 
"Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for a cast iron water supply pipe 
in West Eddy street, from North 48th 
avenue to North 52d avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Capp, the estimate was approved 



and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Hard- 
ing, Pringle, Foreman, Richert, Dailey, 
McKenna, Sheahan, MeCoid, Long, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Egan, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, Zim- 
mer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, 
Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, 
Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Brennan, Bowler, 
Powers, Finn, Stewart, Foell, Taylor, 
Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, Hey, Red- 
wanz, Krumholz, Thomson, Dunn, Rein- 
berg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, Blencoe, 
Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, Burns, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Bihl, Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, 
Clark— 68. 

t^ays — None. 



TWENTY-NINTH WARD. 

Aid. Golombiewski presented an order 
for two electric arc lights on May street 
between 54th and 55th streets, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



THIRTIETH WARD. 

The Board of Local Improvements 
submitted a rec£)mmendation, estimate 
and ordinance for curbing, grading and 
paving with asphalt Armour avenue, 
from West 39th street to Root street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Burns, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Hard- 
ing, Pringle, Foreman, Richert, Dailey, 
McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Long, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Egan, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, Zim- 
mer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, 
Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, 
Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Brennan, Bowler, 
Powers, Finn, SteAvart, Foell, Taylor, 
Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, Hey, Red- 



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wanz, Krumholz, Tlioinson, Dunn, Rein- 
berg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, Blencoe, 
Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, Burns, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Bihl, Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, 
Clark— 68. 
"Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for curbing, grading and paving 
with brick Armour avenue, from West 
43d place to West 47th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Mclnerney, the estimate was ap- 
proved and the ordinance was passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Hard- 
ing, Pringle, Foreman, Richert, Dailey, 
McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Long, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Egan, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, Zim- 
mer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, 
Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, 
Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Brennan, Bowler, 
Powers, Finn, Stewart, Foell, Taylor, 
Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, Hey, Red- 
wanz, Krumholz, Thomson, Dunn, Rein- 
berg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, Blencoe, 
Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, Burns, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Bihl, Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, 
Clark— 68. 

Tslays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for curbing, grading and paving 
with asphalt West 43d place from State 
street to Armour avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Burns, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Hard- 
ing, Pringle, Foreman, Richert, Dailey, 
McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Long, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Egan, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, Zim- 
nier, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, 



Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, 
Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Brennan, Bowler, 
Powers, Finn, Stewart, .Foell, Taylor, 
Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, Hey, Red- 
wanz, Krumholz, Thomson, Dunn, Rein- 
berg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, Blencoe, 
Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, Burns, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Bihl, Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, 
Clark— 68. 
Isays — None. 



THIRTY-FIRST WARD. 

The Board of Local Improvements 
submitted a recommendation, estimate 
and ordinance for cement sidewalks on a 
system of streets as follows, to wit.: on 
both sides of West 56th street, from 
South Robey street to South Seeley ave- 
nue, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Roberts, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Hard- 
ing, Pringle, Foreman, Richert, Dailey, 
McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Long, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Egan, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, Zim- 
mer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, 
Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, 
Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Brennan, Bowler, 
Powers, Finn, Stewart, Foell, Taylor, 
Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, Hey, Red- 
wanz, Krumholz, Thomson, Dunn, Rein- 
berg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, Blencoe, 
Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, Burns, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Bihl, Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, 
Clark— 68. 

l<Iays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for cement sidewalks on a sys- 
tem of streets as follows, to wit.: on 
the south side of West 59th street, 
from Wentworth avenue to 481.65 feet 
west of Princeton avenue, etc. 



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By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Kearns, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Hard- 
ing, Pringle, Foreman, Richert, Dailey, 
McKenna, Sheahan, McCpid, Long, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Egan, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, Zim- 
mer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, 
Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, 
Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Brennan, Bowler, 
Powers, Finn, Stewart, Foell, Taylor, 
Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, Hey, Red- 
wanz, Krumholz, Thomson, Dunn, Rein- 
berg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, Blencoe, 
Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, Burns, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Bihl, Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, 
Clark— 68. 

'Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for a cement sidewalk on the 
north side of West 60th street, from 66 
feet west of the east line of Loomis 
street to 349 feet west of the east line 
of Loomis street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Roberts, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Hard- 
ing, Pringle, Foreman, Richert, Dailey, 
McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Long, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Egan, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, Zim- 
mer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, 
Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, 
Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Brennan, Bowler, 
Powers, Finn, Stewart, Foell, Taylor, 
Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, Hey, Red- 
wanz, Krumholz, Thomson, Dunn, Rein- 
berg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, Blencoe, 
Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, Burns, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Bihl, Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, 
Clark— 68. 

Nays — ^None. 



THIRTY-SECOND WARD. 

Aid. Fisher presented the following 
orders, which' *were, on motion, duly 
passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to lay water main on May 
street, from West 85th street to West 
86th street on revenue basis providing 
same will pay an annual revenue of 
ten cents per lineal foot. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to lay water main on West 
81st street, from Vincennes road to 
Stewart avenue, and on Stewart ave- 
nue from West 81st street to West 
85th street on revenue basis provid- 
ing same will pay an annual revenue 
of ten cents per lineal foot. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby 
directed to require the Commonwealth 
Edison Company to remove the un- 
used pole from the southeast corner 
of West 66th street and StcAvart ave- 
nue. 

Ordered, That the City Electrician 
be and he is hereby directed to install 
and maintain a gasoline street light 
in front of the Lutheran Science 
Church on Winston avenue, corner of 
West 99th street. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby au- 
thorized and directed to issue a per- 
mit to C. L. Burnett and W. C. Gibons, 
president and secretary respectively 
of the Southwest Improvement Asso- 
ciation, authorizing the use of city 
water from fire hydrants without 
cost, from May 10, 1909, to Novem- 
ber 15, 1909, in consideration of the 
cleaning of the following streets: 
Green street from West 71st street to 
West 75th street; Peoria street from 
West 71st street to West 75th street; 
Sangamon street from West 71st 
street to West 75th street; Mor- 



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gan street from West 71st street 
to West 75tli street; . Carpenter 
street from West 71st street to West 
75th street; Aberdeen street from 
West 71st street to West 75th street; 
May street from West 71st street to 
West 75th street; Center avenue from 
West 71st street to West 75th street; 
Ada street from West 71st street to 
West 75th street; Loomis street from 
West 71st street to West 75th street; 
said permit to contain a condition 
that if said C. L. Burnett and W. C. 
Oibons, shall fail to clean said streets 
or any of them to the satisfaction and 
approval of the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works, or- if said water is used 
for any other purpose than street 
sprinkling, they shall pay to the City 
the full rate for all water used from 
the date of the issuance of said per- 
mit, and if said Q. L. Burnett and W. 
C. Gibons shall fail to comply with 
the conditions of said permit, the 
Mayor shall revoke the same, and no 
other permit shall be issued to said 
C. L. Burnett and W. C. Gibons until 
all charges have been paid. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby au- 
thorized and directed to issue a per- 
mit to Charles J. Castagnino and 
Thomas McFarland, president and 
secretary respectively of the West 
Auburn Improvement Association, au- 
thorizing the use of city water from 
fire hydrants without cost, from May 
15, 1909, to November 15, 1909, in 
consideration of the cleaning of the fol- 
lowing streets: Halsted street from 
West 77th street to West 79th street; 
Green street from West 77th street to 
West 79th street; Peoria street from 
West 77th street to West 79th street; 
Sangamon street from West 76th 
street to West 79th street; West 77th 
street from Halsted street to Morgan 
street; and West 78th street from 
Halsted street to Morgan street; said 
permit to contain a condition that if 



said Charles J. Castagnino and Thomas 
McFarland shall fail to clean said 
streets or any of them to the satis- 
faction and approval of the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works, or if said water 
is used for any other purpose than 
street sprinkling, they shall pay to 
the City the full rate for all water 
used from the date of the issuance of 
said permit, and if said Qharles J. 
Castagnino and Thomas McFarland 
sliall fail to comply with the conditions 
of said permit, the Mayor shall revoke 
the same, and no other permit shall 
be issued to said Charles J. Casta- 
gnino and Thomas McFarland until all 
charges have been paid. 

Aid. Fisher presented the claim of 
James CRourke for a refund of dupli- 
cate payment of water tax; the claim 
of Joseph R. Haithwait for a rebate of 
tax paid for sidewalk at street inter- 
section; and an order for an electric arc 
light on the south side of 66th street 
at alley between Harvard and Stewart 
avenues, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Fisher presented orders for im- 
provements as follows: For a cinder 
sidewalk on the east side of Oak street 
from 95th street to 99th street; for a 
sewer in 83d street from Elizabeth street 
to Ashland avenue; for a sewer in Ash- 
land avenue from 87th street to 91st 
street; and for pavements as follows: 
On Bishop street from West 87th 
street to West 91st street; on Ada 
street from West 89th street to West 
91st street; on Throop street from 
West 87th street to West 91st street; 
on Elizabeth street from West 87th street 
to West 91st street; on Center avenue 
from West 87th street to West 91st 
street; on Loomis street from West 89th 
street to West 91st street; on Justine 
and Laflin street from West 87th street 
to West 91st street; on Ashland avenue 
from West 87th street to West 91st 
street, and on West 91st street from Vin- 



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cennes road west to the right of way of 
the P. C. C..& St. L. Ey., which were 

Referred to the Board of Local Im- 
provements. 

The Board of Local Improvements 
submitted a recommendation, estimate 
and ordinance for cement sidewalks on 
both sides of South Seeley avenue, from 
326 feet north of the north line of West 
105th place produced west to West 107th 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Fisher, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas— Cough lin, Kenna, Dixon, Hard- 
ing, Pringle, Foreman, Riehert, Dailey, 
McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Long, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Egan, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, Zim- 
mer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, 
Beilfnss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, 
Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Brennan, Bowler, 
Powers, Finn-, Stewart, Foell, Taylor, 
Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, Hey, Red- 
wanz, Krumholz, Thomson, Dunn, Rein- 
berg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, Blencoe, 
Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, Burns, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Bihl, Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, 
Clark— 68. 
'Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for a cast iron water supply pipe 
in a system of streets as follows, to-wit: 
In West 79th street from South Centre 
avenue to South Ada street, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Fisher, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Hard- 
ing, Pringle, Foreman, Richert, Dailey, 
' McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Long, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Egan, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, Zim- 
mer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, 



Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, 
Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Brennan, Bowler, 
Powers, Finn, Stewart, Foell, Taylor, 
Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, Hey, Red- 
wanz, Krumholz, Thomson, Dunn, Rein- 
berg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, Blencoe, 
Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, Burns, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Bihl, Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, 
Clark— 68. 
Islays — None. 



THIRTY-THIRD WARD. 

Aid. Bihl presented the following 
orders, which were, on motion, duly 
passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Buildings be and he is hereby directed 
to issue a permit without charge to tlie 
First Baptist Church of Roseland, cor- 
ner of Curtis avenue and 113th street, 
to raise and repair said church. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to install a four-inch water 
service pipe into the All Saints' 
Lithuanian Church, 10806 Wabash ave- 
nue, to supply power for organ; said 
water service pipe to be installed with- 
out charge and without meter. 

Aid. Bihl presented an order for a 
sewer in 87th street, from Cottage Grove 
avenue to St. Lawrence avenue, which 
was 

Referred to the Board of Local Im- 
provements. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted the following ordinance: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for cinder side- 
walks on a system of streets as fol- 
lows, to-wit: South side of 76th 
street, from Dobson avenue to Drexel 
avenue ; north side of 77th street, from 
Ingleside avenue to Drexel avenue; 
both sides of Ingleside avenue, from 
76tli street to 77th street^ and the east 
side of Drexel avenue, from 76th street 



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to 77th street, in the City of Chicago, 
County of Cook and State of Illinois. 

Be it ordained hy the Gity Council of 
the Gity of Ghicago: 

Section 1. That. the ordinance en- 
titled "An ordinance for cinder sidewalks 
on a system of streets as follows, to-wit: 
South side of 76th street, from Dohson 
avenue to Drexel avenue; north side of 
77th street, from Ingleside avenue to 
Drexel avenue; both sides of Ingleside 
avenue, from 76th street to 77th street, 
and the east side of Drexel avenue, from 
76th street to 77th street," passed April 
15, 1907, be and the same is hereby re- 
pealed, and that' the assessment made 
under the provisions of said ordinance. 
Docket 32352 of the County Court of 
said County, be and the same is hereby 
annulled. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 

Which waSj on motion of Aid. Bihl, 
duly passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Hard- 
ing, Pringle, Foreman, Richert, Dailey, 
McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Long, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Egan, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, Zim- 
mer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, 
Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, 
Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Brennan, Bowler, 
Powers, Finn, Stewart, Foell, Taylor, 
Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, Hey, Red- 
wanz, Krumholz, Thomson, Dunn, Rein- 
berg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, Blencoe, 
Littler, Grolombiewski, Mueller, Burns, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Bihl, Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, 
Clark— 68. 

Nays — ^None. 



THIRTY-FOURTH WARD. 

Aid. Nolan and Ryan presented the 
following orders, which were, on motion, 
duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 



Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to cause the Consolidated Trac- 
tion Company to at once place iron 
poles on 40th avenue, between 16th 
and 26th streets in place of the wooden 
poles now on said street. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to cause all wooden poles and 
wires on 40th avenue, between 16th 
and 26th street, to be removed and the 
wires to be placed in conduits. 

Said work to be done at once as the 
said street is being excavated 
preparatory to being paved. 

Aid. Nolan presented the claim of. 
Thomas M. Kennedy for wages withheld 
for time lost on account of injuries, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for a cement sidewalk on the 
west side of South 45th avenue, from 
Washington boulevard to 175 feet south 
of Washington boulevard. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Nolan, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Hard- 
ing, Pringle, Foreman, Richert, Dailey, 
McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Long, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Egan, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, Zim- 
mer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, 
Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, 
Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Brennan, Bowler, 
Powers, Finn, Stewart, Foell, Taylor, 
Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, Hey, Red- 
wanz, Krumholz, Thomson, Dunn, Rein- 
berg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, Blencoe, 
Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, Burns, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Bihl, Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, 
Clark— 68. 

Nays — None. 



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UNFINISHED BUSINESS PENDING 
BEFORE THE COUNCIL. 

Aid. Snow moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Finance concerning the sale of 
the City's automobiles, deferred and pub- 
lished April 26, 1909, page 113. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Snow moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the ordinance therein rec- 
ommended. 

The motion prevailed, and the ordi- 
nance was passed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Hard- 
ing, Pringle,- Foreman, Riohert, Dailey, 
McKenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Long, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, -Emerson, Egan, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, Zim- 
mer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, 
Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, 
Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Brennan, Bowler, 
Powers, Finn, Stewart, Foell, Taylor, 
Clettenberg, Bauler, Britten, Hey, Red- 
wanz, Krumholz, Thomson, Dunn, Rein- 
berg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, Blencoe, 
Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, Burns, 
Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, 
Bihl, Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, 
Clark— 68. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the ordinance as 



Whereas, Ten automobiles, now the 
property of the City of Chicago, are no 
longer necessary for the use of said city 
and their retention is not for the best 
interests of said city, and whereas au- 
tomobile service is, from time to time, 
necessary for the use of the employes, 
agents and officers of the City of Chi- 
cago in the performance of their duties; 
Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 

the City of Chicago: 
^ Section 1. That the City Comptroller 
be and he is hereby authorized to adver- 
tise for bids for the sale of the following 
described city property; 



One Studebaker, 1906 Model C, seating 
five persons; one Studebaker, 1906 Model 
G, seating five persons; one Stoddard 
Dayton, 1905, seating five persons; one 
Auto Car, 1906, seating five persons; 
one Ford, 1907, runabout; one Home- 
made Car, 1908, seating five persons; 
one Mitchell, 1908, seating five persons; 
one Mitchell, 1908, seating five persons; 
one Mitchell, 1908, runabout; one Royal 
Tourist, 1906, seating five persons. 

Section 2. Said advertisement shall 
require said bids to state the purchase 
price of said automobiles aggregately for 
all of said automobiles or separately for 
each of said automobiles. 

Section 3. The City Comptroller be 
and he is hereby further authorized to 
advertise for bids for automobile service 
for the use of the employes, agents and 
officers of the City of Chicago for the 
fiscal year ending December 31, 1909, 
which said bids shall state the price at 
which aforesaid automobiles will be re- 
ceived in payment of the amount for 
which said service will be furnished. 

Section 4. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage. 

Aid. Dunn moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on License on an ordinance amend- 
ing Section 2370, and repealing Section 
2370a, of the Revised Municipal Code of 
Chicago of 1905, authorizing licensed 
keepers of livery stables to conduct board- 
ing stables in connection therewith with- 
out the payment of additional license 
fees for so doing, deferred and published 
April 26, 1909, page 119. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid, Dunn moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the substitute ordinance 
recommended therein. 

After debate, Aid. Snow moved to 
postpone further consideration of the 
said ordinance and to make it a special 



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order of business for the next regular 
meeting of the Council. 
The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Dunn moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on License on an ordinance and 
a communication concerning the license 
fee for sale stables, deferred and pub- 
lished April 26, 1909, page 120. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Dunn moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the ordinance therein rec- 
ommended. 

After debate, Aid. Snow^ moved to 
postpone further consideration of the 
said ordinance and to make it a special 
order of business for the next regular 
meeting of the Council. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Dunn moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on License on an ordinance amend- 
ing Section 12 of the Revised Municipal 
Code of Chicago of 1905, as amended, to 
provide that license plates and badges 
shall be given to licensees by the City 
Clerk, and that a fee of twenty-five cents 
shall be paid to the City Collector for 
each duplicate plate or badge issued, 
deferred and published April 26, 1909, 
page 121. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Dunn moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the ordinance therewith. 

After debate, Aid. Cullerton moved to 
postpone further consideration of the 
report and make it a special order of 
business for the next regular meeting 
of the Council. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Dunn moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on License on an ordinance re- 
quiring frontage consents for the loca- 



tion of amusement parks, and a resolu- 
tion protesting against the establishment 
of an amusement park and bathing beach 
at 75th street and Lake Michigan, de- 
ferred and published April 26, 1909, 
page 121. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Jones moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the substitute ordinance 
therewith submitted. 

After debate. Aid. Snow moved to post- 
pone further consideration of the report 
for one week, and to make it a special 
order of business for the next regular 
meeting of the Council. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Jones moved that no license be 
issued for an amusement park at Wind- 
sor Park until final action is taken on 
the pending ordinance. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Dunn moved to proceed to the' 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on License on an ordinance re- 
quiring frontage consents for the loca- 
tion of bathing, boating and fishing 
beaches, deferred and published April 
26, 1909, page 122. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Dunn moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the ordinance therewith 
submitted. 

After debate, Aid. Jones moved that 
further consideration of the report be 
postponed for two weeks, and that it be 
made a special order of business for the 
regular meeting of the Council to be held 
Monday, May 17, 1909. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Dunn moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on. License on an ordinance pro- 
hibiting dance halls in basements and 
cellars, deferred and published April 26, 
1909, page 123. 

The motion prevailed. 



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Aid. Dunn moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the ordinance therewith 
submitted. 

After debate, Aid. Coughlin moved to 
postpone further consideration of the 
report for one week. 

The motion prevailed. 



MISCELLANEOUS BUSINESS. 

MOTION TO TAKE FROM FILE. 

Aid. Scully moved that the claim of 



John P. Dougherty be taken from file 
and recommitted to the Committee on 
Finance. 

The motion prevailed. 



ADJOURNMENT. 

At 8:35 P. M. Aid. Foreman moved 
that the Council do adjourn. 

The motion prevailed, and the Council 
stood adjourned to meet on Monday^ 
May 10, 1909, at 7:30 oclock P. M. 



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JOURNAL OF THE 



PROCEEDINGS 



OF THE 



CITY COUNCIL 

OF THE 

CITY OF CHICAGO, ILLINOIS 



Regular Meeting, Monday, May lo, 1909. 



7:30 O'CLOCK P. M. 



OFFICIAL RECORD. 

Published by authority of the City Coun- 
cil of the City of Chicago, Thursday, 
May 13, 1909. 

Present — His Honor, the Mayor, and 
Aid. Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Harding, 
Pringle, Foreman, Richert, Dailey, Mc- 
Kenna, Sheahan, McCoid, Long, Snow, 
Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Egan, Hurt, 
Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, Zim- 
mer, Evans, Fulton, Lucas, Lawley, Beil- 
fuss, Utpatel, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, 
Sitts, Conlon, Brennan, Bowler, Powers, 
Finn, Foell, Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, 
Britten, Hey, Redwanz, Thomson, Rein- 
berg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, Blencoe, Lit- 
tler, Golombiewski, Mueller, Burns, Mc- 
Inerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, Bihl, 
I^eading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg and 
Clark. 

Alsent—A\^. Fiek, Stewart, Krumholz 
and Dunn. 



QUORUM. 

At 7:30 P. M., a quorum being present, 
the Mayor called the Council to order. 

JOURNAL. 

Aid. Kenna moved to approve the 
printed record of the regular meeting 
held Monday, May 3, 1909, as submitted 
by the Clerk, as the Journal of the Pro- 
ceedings of the said meeting, and to dis- 
pense with the reading of the same. 

The motion prevailed. 



Communications from the Mayor, Comp- 
troller, Commissioner of Public Works, 
and All Other City Officers, Depart- 
ments and Branches of the City Gov- 
ernment. 

The Clerk presented a report submit- 
ted by His Honor, the Mayor, containing 
a list of the names of persons released 
from the House of Correction during the 



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May 10, 1909, I 



week ending May 8, 1909, together with 
the cause of each release, which was 
ordered 

Placed on file. 

ALSO, 

A communication as follows: 

Mayor's Office, 1 
Chicago, May 10, 1909. j 

To the HonoraMe, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — By virtue of the author- 
ity conferred upon me I hereby appoint 
John Ericson, City Engineer of the City 
•of Chicago; John J. Houlihan, Inspector 
of Steam Boilers and Steam Plants of 
the City of Chicago, and William J. 
Burns, Supervising Mechanical Engineer 
of the City of Chicago, to be the Board 
of Examiners of Engineers of the City 
of Chicago, to serve without additional 
salary, and in these appointments re- 
spectfully ask the concurrence of your 
Honorable Body. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) . Fred A. Busse, 

Mayor. 

Aid. Snow moved to concur in the fore- 
going appointments. 
The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

A communication as follows: 

Mayor's Office. 

Chicago, May 10, 1909. 

To the Honorable, the City Council: 

Gentlemen — By virtue of the author- 
ity conferred upon me I hereby appoint 
Edward R. Pritchard, Secretary of the 
Department of Health of the City of 
Chicago, to be Secretary of the Board of 
Examiners of Plumbers, to serve in such 
position without additional salary, and 
in this appointment I respectfully ask 
the concurrence of your Honorable Body. 
Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Fred A. Busse, 

Mayor, 



Aid. Scully moved to concur in the 
faregoing appointment. 
The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

A communication as follows: 

Mayor's Office,) 
Chicago, May 10, 1909. C 
To the HonoraMe, the City Council: 

Gentle]v,ien — During the past week I 
was formally asked to add the name of 
G. A. Allen, of 143 Dearborn street, to 
the Commission appointed some time ago 
by authority of your Honorable Body to 
frame comprehensive rules and regula- 
tions for the handling of dynamite and 
other explosives in the City of Chicago, 
the findings of the Commission to be 
reported back to your Honorable Body 
for incorporation in an ordinance. 

This request comes from Mr. A. Be- 
ment. Chairman of the Commission, who 
suggests that Mr. Allen has special 
knowledge which will be of valuable as- 
sistance to certain phases of the Com- 
mission's work. Therefore, I have taken 
the privilege of adding Mr. Allen to said 
Commission. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Fred A. Busse, 

Mayor. 

Aid. Jones moved to concur in the 
foregoing appointment. 
The motion prevailed. 



CITY CLERK. 

The Clerk presented the official bond 
of E. R. Pritchard as Secretary of the 
Board of Examiners of Plumbers, in the 
penal sum of five thousand dollars 
($5,000), with the Illinois Surety Com- 
pany as surety. 

Aid. Snow moved to approve the said 
bond. 

• The motion prevailed, and the bond 
was approved by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, 



Kenna, Harding, 



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COMMUNICATIONS, ETC. 



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Pringle,^ Dailey, McKenna, Sheahan, 
Snow, Merriam, Jones, Emerson, Egan, 
Scully, Novak, Cullerton, Cermak, Zim- 
mer, Lucas, Koraleski, Kunz, Dever, 
Sitts, Conlon, Brennan, Bowler, Powers, 
Finn, Foell, Taylor, Clettenberg, Bauler, 
Hey, Redwanz, Thoijison, Reinberg, 
Lipps, Clancy, Capp, Blencoe, Littler, 
Golombiewski, Mueller, Burns, Mclner- 
ney, Roberts, Kearns, Fisher, Bihl, 
Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Forsberg, Clark. 
—53. 

'Nays — None. 



The following report of acceptances 
and bonds, under ordinances, filed in his 
office since the last preceding regular 
meeting of the Council, which was or- 
dered printed in the Journal and placed 
on file: 

Chicago, May 10, 1909. 

To the Honorable, the Mayor and City 

Council : 

Gentlemen — ^I hereby make report of 
acceptances and bonds filed in this of- 
fice since your last preceding meeting: 

Acceptance and bond, Geuder & 
Paeschke Manufacturing Co., ordinance 
of March 8, 1909, switch track; filed 
May 10, 1909. 

Acceptance and bond, Mary A. Mor- 
gan, ordinance of March 29, 1909, 
bridge; filed May 10, 1909. 

Yours respectfully, 
(Signed) Francis D. Conneky, 

Gity Clerk. 

ALSO, 

A communication as follow^s: 

Springfield, 111., May 5, 1909. 
To the Honorable, the Mayor and Mem- 
bers of the City Council of Chicago: 
^ Dear Sirs — The Chicago members of 
the State Senate and House ,of Repre- 
sentatives hereby challenge the Chicago 
City Council to a game of baseball to 
be played in the near future for the 



benefit of the Ephpheta Home for the 
Deaf Mutes of Chicago. 

Respectfully, 
(Signed) Edward J. Glackin, 

State Senator. 

Aid. Burns moved to amend the com- 
munication by striking out the words 
"and House of Representatives." 

The motion to amend was lost. 

Aid. Scully moved to accept the chal- 
lenge contained in the communication. 
The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

An ordinance authorizing the Calumet 
and South Chicago Railway Company to 
construct, maintain and operate an ex- 
tension of its street railway system on 
Exchange avenue, from South Chicago 
avenue to 92d street, and on 92d street 
from Exchange avenue to Commercial 
avenue, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Local 
Transportation. 

ALSO, 

An ordinance running to the Illinois 
Tunnel Company, authorizng the sale of 
the telephone system of the said com- 
pany, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Gas, Oil 
and Electric Light. 

ALSO, 

The claims of Luke Colleran and Mrs. 
M. C. Stillwell for rebates of water taxes, 
which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



CITY COLLECTOR. 

The Clerk presented a report sub- 
mitted by the City Collector containing a 
list of organizations to whom special 
mits" were issued under the ordinance of 
June 11, 1906, since the last preceding 
"bar permits" were issued under the 
ordinance of June 11, 1906, since the last 



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preceding meeting of the Council; which 
was ordered 
Placed on file. 



COMMISSIONER OF PUBLIC WORKS. 

The Clerk presented the following com- 
munication submitted by the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works, which was re- 
ferred to the Committee on Water De- 
partment : 

Department of Public Works, | 
Chicago, May 8, 1909.J 

To the Honorable, the Mayor and City 

Council: 

Gentlemen — t)n July 17, 1908, your 
Honorable Body passed an order that the 
Commissioner of Public Works discon- 
tinue the furnishing of free water to all 
parks, boulevards or park systems on 
and after May 1, 1909, and that the park 
boards be notified of such discontinuance. 

Pursuant to said order, in August, 
1908, I notified the Presidents of the 
Lincoln Park, South Park and West 
Park Boards of this order, with request 
that they communicate with this depart- 
ment. 

A reply was received from the Secre- 
tary of the Board of West Park Commis- 
sioners, stating that the records of the 
West Park Commissioners show that on 
September 24, 1894, your Honorable 
Body passed an ordinance granting to 
the West Park Commissioners the free 
use of water on the express condition 
that said West Chicago Park Commis- 
sioners improve and maintain several 
parks, property of the City of Chicago, 
known as Union Park, Vernon Park 
Jefferson Park, Wicker Park and Camp- 
bell Park, and expend the sum of not 
less than $20,000 per annum for the 
maintenance and improvement of the 
said several parks; that this ordinance 
was accepted by said West Chicago 
Park Commissioners, and that during 
these years said Board has expended the 
sum of $303,381.44, from 1895 to 1907 
inclusive, or $23,337.03 per year. 



In view of the above I referred the 
whole matter to the Corporation Coun- 
sel, with request that this department be 
advised as to what action should be 
taken. 

In an opinion furnished by the Corpo- 
ration Counsel he states that in the ab- 
sence of authorities directly in point on 
the question and in view of the exist- 
ence of other ordinances relating to this 
subject he would recommend the pas- 
sage of an ordinance at this time making 
it the duty of the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works to assess and collect the rates 
for all water furnished by the city to 
parks, and repealing all ordinances in 
conflict thercAvith, as it is at least cer- 
tain that none of the ordinances men- 
tioned in his opinion, purporting to give 
free water to the parks, if possessed of 
any force or effect, can be qualified or 
repealed by the Council order of July 
17, 1908, above referred to. 

Under the circumstances I respectfully 
ask that the whole matter be referred to 
the proper Council Committee for dispo- 
sition. Copy of opinion attached hereto. 
Very truly yours, 
(Signed) John J. Hanberg, 

Commissioner of Public Works. 



COMMISSIONER OF BUILDINGS. 

The Clerk presented a report sub- 
mitted by the Commissioner of Buildings 
for the year 1908, which was ordered 

Placed on file. 



BOARD OF LOCAL IMPROVEMENTS. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted an ordinance establishing the 
grades of sundry streets. 

Which was, by unanimous consent, 
taken up. for consideration and passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — t^oughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Hard- 
ing, Pringle, Richert, Dailey, McKenna, 
Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, Merriam, Jones, 
Emerson, Egan, Scully, Novak, Culler- 



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REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



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ton, Cermak, Zimmer, Evans, Fulton, 
Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koral- 
eski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, 
Powers, Finn, Foell, Taylor, Clettenberg-, 
Bauler, Britten, Hey, Kedwanz, Thom- 
son, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy^ Capp, Blen- 
coe. Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Burns, Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fish- 
er, Bihl, Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Fors- 
berg, Clark— 61. 
Isiays — None. 

ALSO, 

A list of assessment rolls filed in the 
County Court April 23, 1909, for final 
hearing May 10, 1909,. and rolls filed 
May 5, 1909, for final hearing May 26, 
1909; which was ordered 

Placed on file. 



REPORTS OF VARIOUS COMMITTEES 
TO THE COUNCIL. 

FINANCE. 

The Committee on Finance submitted 
the following report, which was, on mo- 
tion of Aid. Snow, . deferred and ordered 
published: 

Chicago, May 10, 1909. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred communication from City 
Comptroller in re advertising for sale of 
■certain city property at 45th street and 
Shields avenue, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report 
and recommend the passage of the fol- 
lowing ordinance: 
Be it ordained by the City Council of 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the City Comptroller 
is hereby authorized and directed to ad- 
vertise for bids on the city property at 
the northwest corner of 45th street and 
Shields avenue and described as follows: 
,Lot 16 (except part taken for street) 
of Block 9 of Van H. Higgins' Subdivi- 
sion- of 25 acres south of and adjoining 
the north 60 acres of the southeast quar- 
ter of Section 4, Township 38 North, 



Range 14, east of the Third Principal 
Meridian, in Chicago, Cook County, Illi- 
nois, this property being of no use to 
the city. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
full force and effect from and after its 
passage. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) . B. W. Snow, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Snow, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, May 10, 1909. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred communication from Com- 
missioner of Public Works in re appro- 
priation for Ninety-fifth Street Pumping 
Station, having had the same under ad- 
visement, beg leave to report and recom- 
mend the passage of the following ordi- 
nance : 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That there be and is here- 
by appropriated from Miscellaneous Re- 
ceipts for the year 1909, the sum of 
fifty-four hundred dollars ($5,400.00), 
for the purpose of completing the Ninety- 
fifth Street Pumping Station, which said 
appropriation is necessary because of the 
amount carried forward under contract 
obligations not being sufficient to com- 
plete the work at said station. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be 
in force and effect from and after its 
passage. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) B. W. Snow, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the fol- 



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May 10, 1909. 



lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Snow, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, May 10, 1909. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred communication from Corpo- 
ration Counsel in re settlement of Far- 
ley and Green matter relating to Law- 
rence avenue sewer contract, having had 
the same under advisement, beg leave to 
report and recommend the passage of the 
following order: 

Ordered, Tha^ the Mayor and Comp- 
troller be and they are hereby authorized 
and directed on the payment by the 
American Surety Company of New York 
to the City of Chicago of forty-two thou- 
sand dollars ($42,000), to cancel the 
bond executed and delivered to the City 
of Chicago by John W. Farley and John 
Green as principals and said American 
Surety Company of New York as surety, 
dated the third day of May, 1898, and 
given to secure the performance of a cer- 
tain contract of said Farley and Green 
to construct Section D of the Lawrence 
avenue intercepting sewer, and to exe- 
cute and deliver to said Company a re- 
lease of said bond and of all claims of 
the City of Chicago against said Com- 
pany growing out of the alleged breach 
of the condition of said bond by said 
Farley & Green; and the Comptroller 
and City Treasurer are hereby author- 
ized and directed to pay out of said sum 
of fortj^-two thousand dollars ($42,000), 
the sum of four thousand dollars 
($4,000) in full settlement of all claims 
of Edwin C. Day, Trustee in Banlcruptcy, 
of said Farley and Green against the 
City of Chicago, which said claims are 
now in litigation in a suit at law now 
pending in the Circuit Court of Cook 
County, General Number 280217, entitled 
Day, Trustee, etc., v. City of Chicago, 
and the Corporation Counsel is hereby 
authorized to consent to the entry of a 
judgment in said suit in favor of said 



Day, as Trustee in Bankruptcy of Farley 
and Green, and against the 'City of Chi- 
cago for the sum of four thousand dol- 
lars ($4,000) ; said sum to include all 
costs. 

It is further ordered that these settle- 
ments be considered as an entirety and 
that neither one be consummated with- 
out the consummation of the other. 
Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) B. W. Snow, 

Chairman. 

The following opinion of the Corpora- 
tion Counsel was submitted with the 
foregoing report: 

Office of the Corporation Counsel,^ 
May 4, 1909. 
In re Farley & Green contract for the 
building of the Lawrence avenue in- 
tercepting sewer. 

Hon. B. TF. Snow, Chairman Finance 

Committee : 

Dear Sni— On May 2, 1898, the City 
of Chicago entered into a contract with 
Messrs. Farley and ' Green, co-partners, 
for the construction of Section D of the 
intercepting sewer on Lawrence avenue. 
Section D consisted of about 12870 feet 
of sewer, of which 3905 feet was "open 
cut" and the balance "tunnel" construc- 
tion. The price fixed was $36.20 per 
foot. Under the contract the work was 
to be commenced immediately and fully 
completed on or before September 1, 
1899. 

To secure the performance of the con- 
tract, Farley & Green as principals and 
the American Surety Company of New 
York as surety executed a bond to the 
City of Chicago in the penal sum of 
$239,000.00. This bond was duly ap- 
proved and filed in the office of the 
Commissioner of Public Works. 

The work progressed very slowly. 
Farley & Green were allowed by the 
Commissioner of Public Works to use a 
patented tunnelling machine and to de- 
part in several respects from the speci- 
fications. The work was not completed by 



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233 



September 1, 1899, but without any ex- 
tension of time, the contractors were al- 
lowed to continue the work until they 
finally abandoned it entirely October 17, 
1901. At the time of the abandonment 
the 3905 feet of "open cut" and about 
694 feet of "tunnel" wqre completed. 

The circumstances attending the aban- 
donment of the contract were as follows: 
The City had served several notices upon 
Farley & Green to proceed with the work, 
the last one of which was served on 
October 5, 1901. In response to these 
notices, the contractors were doing some 
work but were making but very little 
progress. On the 15th of October, 1901, 
notice was served upon the City that un- 
less the contractors received the amount 
which they claimed to be due them at 
that time, about $9,292.00, they would 
be compelled, on account of lack of funds, 
to abandon the work, and that unless 
that amount, or a fair portion thereof, 
was paid on the 17th of October, they 
would discontinue the work. 

The Commissioner of Public Works 
took the position that the work was not 
progressing satisfactorily and declined 
to pay the amount asked or any portion 
thereof, and declined to pay the last 
estimate which had been prepared by the 
engineer in charge of the work and which 
amounted to $5,296.11. The Comptroller 
took the position that the last estimate 
ought not to be paid because the con- 
tractors had failed to restore Lawrence 
avenue, as they agreed to under the 
terms and conditions of the contract. 

The contract contained the usual pro- 
vision that the City might withhold 15 
per cent of the estimates made from 
time to time, and at the time of the 
abandonment of the contract there was 
in the hands of the City $30,448.21, 
which the City still has in its posses- 
sion. There was also due Farley & 
Green on the last estimate and for extra 
work about $9,000;00 and the City has a 
claim against them for restoring Law- 
rence avenue and for protecting certain 



bulk-heading at the west end of Section 
D, amounting to $9,540.05. 

While the City never made any formal 
extension of time for the completion of 
the contract, the amounts of nine differ- 
ent estimates were paid to the contrac- 
tors from time to time after September 
1. 1899, the last payment being made 
August 5, 1901. The amounts of these 
estimates range from $21,391.27, paid 
November 11, 1899, to $1,384.65, paid 
May 15, 1900. 

A little over three months after the 
abandonment of the work, 'Farley & 
Green filed their petition in voluntary 
bankruptcy in the United States District 
Court for the Northern District of Illi- 
nois. Among the assets scheduled by 
them was a liquidated claim against the 
City of Chicago for the balance due for 
work done on Section D of the Law- 
rence avenue intercepting sewer amount- 
ing to $37,000.00 and an unliquidated 
claim against the City for damages on 
account of the breach by the City of 
their contract amounting to $150,000.00. 

On July 23, 1907, the trustee in bank- 
ruptcy, by Calhoun, Lyford & Sheean, 
his attorneys, filed suit against the City 
to recover the amount of these claims. 
His suit is now pending against the City 
and has been reached on the Trial Call 
and has been passed to be taken up on 
ten days' notice. 

Immediately after the abandonment of 
the work by Farley & Green, the Com- 
missioner of Public Works, having been 
duly authorized by ordinance, advertised 
for bids for the completion of Section D. 
The lowest bidder was Joseph Hanreddy, 
whose bid was $68.00 per foot. On D'e- 
cember 16, 1901, and before Hanreddy's 
bid was accepted, the City Council passed 
an ordinance providing that the work 
should be completed by day labor. Han- 
reddy then filed a bill to enjoin the City 
from proceeding with the work under the 
day labor ordinance. An injunction 
against the City was granted by the Su- 



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May 10, 1909. 



perior Court, afterwards affirmed by the 
Appellate Court, and finally affirmed by 
the Supreme Court. 

City of Chicago v. Eanreddy, 211 
111. 24. 

This case was not decided by the Su- 
preme Court until June 23, 1904. A 
petition for re-hearing was filed and de- 
nied October 11, 1904. 

After the decision of the Supreme 
Court, an attempt was made to secure 
the necessary legislation to allow work 
of this character to be done by day labor 
and on failure to secure such legislation, 
the City Council passed an order direct- 
ing the Commissioner of Public Works 
to advertise for bids, and on July 15, 
1905, the contract for the completion of 
Section D was let to M. H. McGovern, 
the lowest bidder, whose bid was $79.50 
per foot. McGrOvern completed the work, 
after several extensions of time had been 
given, about February 1, 1908, and re- 
ceived his final payment September 4, 
1908. 

From the time of the abandonment of 
the work by Farley & Green on. October 
17, 1901, to July 15, 1905, a period of 
almost four years, the City took no steps 
to prosecute the work. 

The specifications for the McGovern 
contract differed in several respects from 
the specifications in the Farley & Green 
contract, although the general structure 
built by McGovern was in all material 
respects the same as that required under 
the Farley & Green contract. While 
Farley & Green were engaged on the 
work, an extra allowance of $10.00 per 
foot was made to them for certain wood 
sheathing which was also required under 
the McGovern contract and which was 
included in his bid of $79.50. The real 
excess, therefore, which the City had to 
pay McGovern was $266,809.59, to which 
there should be added the sum of 
$9,540.05, the cost to the City of restor- 
ing Lawrence avenue. 

It is claimed by the Surety Company, 
however, (and with much reason), that 



if any damages at all are to be recov- 
ered by the City, the measure of such 
damages should not be measured by the 
amount of the McGovern contract, which 
was made four years after the work was 
abandoned, but by the amount of the 
Hanreddy bid, which was $11.50 per foot 
lower. Taking the Hanreddy bid as the 
basis for computing the City's damages, 
the City's damages would be about 
$180,000.00, from which, of course, there 
would have to be deducted the reserve 
of $30,448.31. 

This office has prepared the pleadings 
necessary to file suit against the Surety 
Company to recover on their bond. The 
defenses, which the Surety Company is 
likely to interpose when this suit is 
tried, are: 

1. That the City, in withholding pay- 
ment of the last estimate to Farley & 
Green, violated the contract, and that 
Farley & Green were justified in aban- 
doning the work. 

2. That the City extended the time 
of completing the work without consent 
of the Surety Company. 

3. That the ordinance passed by the 
City Council requiring the work to be 
done by day labor was in effect cancella- 
tion by the City, of the Farley & Green 
contract and released the Surety Com- 
pany. 

4. That the City was guilty of un- 
necessary delay in finally completing the 
work, and that the failure of the City 
for about four years to go on and com- 
plete the work will prevent it from using 
the McGovern contract as a basis for the 
computation of damages, and that inas- 
much as no work was done under the 
Hanreddy bid, that bid cannot be used as 
a basis for computation, and that, there- 
fore, the City cannot prove any damages 
at all. 

Any one of these defenses, if estab- 
lished, would defeat the City. The first 
defense of the Surety Company is relied 
upon as a basis of the claim of the trus- 
tee in bankruptcy against the City. 



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REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



235 



Realizing the hazardous character of 
the City's claim against the Surety Com- 
pany, and the chance that there might be 
an adverse judgment rendered in the suit 
brought by the trustee in bankruptcy 
against the City which would not only 
establish the right of the trustee to re- 
cover but would also operate to defeat 
the City's claim against the Surety Com- 
pany, this office took up with the repre- 
sentatives of the Surety Company the 
question of a settlement. The vice-presi- 
dent of the company was in Chicago, and 
after several conferences with the local 
representatives of the company and two 
conferences with the vice-president, the 
company made an offer of $40,000.00 in 
settlement of all claims of the City 
against the company growing out of the 
failure of Farley & Clireen to complete 
their contract. 

We then took up with the attorneys 
for the trustee in bankruptcy, the ques- 
tion of a settlement of his claim against 
the City and he agreed, subject to the 
approval of the Court and the creditors, 
to accept $4,000.00 in full settlement of 
all his claims against the City. 

Another conference was arranged with 
the representatives of the Surety Com- 
pany, whereupon the Company agreed to 
pay to the City $42,000.00 in settlement 
of the City's claim aga.inst it. 

The present litigation and all claims 
growing out of this contract may be set- 
tled for $38,000.00 net to the City. 

It is the opinion of this office that, in 
view of the strength of the defenses 
which might be interposed by the Surety 
Company in the suit which we are now 
ready to file against it, and in view of 
the possibility that the City might be 
unsuccessful in the litigation with the 
trustee in bankruptcy, the offer of the 
Surety Company of $42,000.00 sliould 
be accepted, and that from this sum 
'there should be paid to the trustees in 
bankruptcy $4,000.00, leaving to the City 
a net balance of $38,000.00. 

If this settlement is not accepted, it 



will be necessary for the City to defend 
one suit and to prosecute another, both 
of which will be attended with consider- 
able expense, and both of which ulti- 
mately will, no doubt, be carried to the 
Supreme Court. If the City loses the 
suit brought by the trustee in bank- 
ruptcy, it will have no chance to recover 
from the Surety Company, and it will 
be in the position of having to pay a 
judgment of at least $30,000.00, the 
amount of the reserve. 

If the City wins the suit brought by 
the Trustees in Bankruptcy, it would 
still have to carry through to the end 
the litigation against the Surety Com- 
pany, and, as we have stated, the Surety 
Company has several defenses, any one 
of which, if established, will defeat the 
City's claim, and the Company, in our 
opinion, has a very good chance of estab- 
lishing some one or more of its defenses. 
Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Edwin H. Cassels, 

Special Counsel. 
Approved : 

Edward J. Brundage, 

Corporation Counsel. 
Approved : 

Walter H. W^ilson, 

Comptroller. 
Approved : 

John J. Hanberg, 
Commissioner of Public Works. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Snow, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, May 10, 1909. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 

was referred communication from Fire 

Marshal in re employment of two addi- 

. tional carriage painters, having had the 

same under advisement, beg leave to re- 



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REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



May 



1909. 



13ort and recommend the passage of the 
following order: 

Ordered, That the Fire Marshal be and 
he is hereby authorized, in accordance 
with his request of April 28, 1909, at- 
tached hereto, to employ two additional 
carriage painters for not to exceed sixty 
days, wages of said additional men to be 
paid from appropriations heretofore 
made for the Fire Itepartment shops, 
and the Comptroller is ordered to pay 
the same from said appropriations. 
Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) B. W. Snow, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Snow, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, May 10, 1909. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in City Council Asser]%hled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred bids for city property at 
Milwaukee avenue and Attrill street (re- 
ferred April 12, 1909), having had the 
the 'Same under advisement, beg leave to 
report and recommend the passage of the 
following order: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller 
be and he is hereby authorized to accept 
the bid of Albert Wojciechowski of forty- 
two hundred and fifty dollars ($4,250.00) 
for city property located at the corner of 
Milwaukee avenue and Attrill street, 
and known as Lot 3, Block 2, Attrill's 
Subdivision, etc.. Section 36, 40, 13, and 
•further known as 1780 Milwaukee ave- 
nue, same being the highest bid received 
for said property under an advertisement 
duly published in accordance with an 
ordinance passed by this Council. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) B. W. Snow, 

Chairman. 
also, 
The same committee submitted the fol- 



lowing report, which was, "on iriohion of 
Aid. Snow, deferred and ordereil pub- 
lished: 

Chicago, May 10, 1909. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred communication from Board 
of Local Improvements in re employment 
of additional help, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report 
and recommend the passage of the fol- 
lowing order: 

Ordered, That the Board of Local Im- 
provements be and it is hereby author- 
ized, in accordance Avith its request of 
April 28, 1909, attached hereto, to em- 
ploy one messenger and clerk, Class 1, 
Grade (c) at the rate of nine hundred 
sixty dollars ($960.00) per annum, said 
salary to be paid from the appropria- 
tions heretofore made for salaries for 
the Board of Local Improvements, and 
the Comptroller is ordered to pay the 
same from said appropriations. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) B. W. Snoav, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid, Snow, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished: 

Chicago, May 10, 1909. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred claim of Patrick Berry for 
wages (referred Janu.ary 11, 1909), hav- 
ing had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend the pas- 
sage of. the following order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby au- 
thorized and directed to issue a voucher 
in favor of Patrick Berry in the sum of 
fifty- two dollars ($52.00), same being 
amount deducted from wages on account 



May 10, 1909. 



RErORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



23/ 



of absence from duty as mining engineer 
during the month of December, 1908, and 
the Comptroller is ordered to pay the 
same from appropriations for salaries in 
the Bureau of Engineering for the year 
1909. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) B. W. Snow, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Snow, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, May 10, 1909. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
Avas referred claims of Michael J. Dorsey 
and John Lucas for wages (referred 
March 8, 1909 ) , having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report 
and recommend the passage of the fol- 
lowing order: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be 
and he is hereby authorized and directed 
to pay the salary of Michael J. Dorsey, 
as tire alarm and police repairer, for 
thirty days at the rate of $125.00 per 
month, being a portion of amount de- 
ducted from his wages on account of 
absence from duty because of illness con- 
tracted in the performance of his duties, 
and to issue a voucher in favor of John 
Lucas as wages for thirty days as elec- 
tric light repairer, at the rate of $125.00 
per month, being the portion of amount 
deducted from his wages on account of 
absence from duty because of illness con- 
tracted in the discharge of said duties, 
and the Comptroller is ordered to pay 
the said vouchers from appropriations 
for the Electrical Department. 

This action is taken in accordance 
with the recommendation of the City 
^Electrician attached hereto. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) B. W. Snow, 

Chairman. 



ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Snow, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished: 

Chicago, May 10, 1909. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred claim of M. Fried for re- 
fund of deposit (referred March 15, 
1909), having had the same under ad- 
visement, beg leave to report and recom- 
mend the passage of the following order: 
Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby au- 
thorized, in accordance with his recom- 
mendation, dated May 5, 1909, attached 
hereto, to issue a voucher in favor of M. 
Fried in the sum of eight and forty one- 
hundredths dollars ($8.40), same to be 
in full of all claims for expense incurred 
in making excavation in front of 1488 
West Monroe street to locate leak in 
water main, and the Comptroller is or- 
dered to pay the same from the water 
fund. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) B. W. Snow, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Snow, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished: 

Chicago, May 10, 1909. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred claim of A. R. Johns for 
wages (referred February 8, 1909), 
having had the same under advisement, 
beg leave to report and recommend the 
passage of the following order : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby au- 
thorized and directed to issue a voucher 
I in favor of A. R. Johns for six days' 



238 



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May 10, 1909. 



wages as oiler at Sixty-eighth Street 
Pumping Station, deducted from Janu- 
ary salary because of absence on account 
of illness, and the Comptroller is ordered 
to pay the same from appropriations for 
wages at the Sixty-eighth Street Pump- 
ing Station. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) B. W. Snow, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Snow, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, May 10, 1909. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
•of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred communication from City 
Electrician in re payment of salary to 
Frank Shippy, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report 
and recommend the passage of the fol- 
lowing order: 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be 
and he is hereby authorized and directed 
to issue a voucher for the payment of 
the salary of Frank Shippy, a lineman, 
residing at 1156 East Fifty-sixth street, 
for five ( 5 ) days absence in the month of 
April, 1909, at the rate of four dollars 
($4.00) per day, amounting to the sum 
of twenty dollars ($20) ; said absence 
having been occasioned on account of in- 
jury received in the service of the De- 
partment of Electricity; conditioned 
upon Frank Shippy signing a release of 
all claims against said City of Chicago 
on account of said injury; said amount 
to be charged against the appropriations 
of said Department for the year 1909. 
Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) B. W. Snow, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 



Aid. Snow, deferred and ordered pub-' I 
lished: 

Chicago, May 10, 1909. | 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City Iflj 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: f 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred claim of Peter Will for 
cleaning sewer stub (referred March 15, 
1909), having had the same under ad- 
visement, beg leave to report and recom- 
mend the passage of the following order: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be 
and he is hereby authorized and directed 
to pay to Peter Will the sum of twenty- 
six dollars ($26.00), same to be in full 
of all claims for repairs to defective 
drain stub at 1102 Perry street, and 
charge same to Finance Committee 
Fund, appropriation 1909. 

This action is taken in accordance 
with the recommendation of the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works, dated May 4, 
1909, and attached hereto. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) B. W. Snow, 

Chairman. 



The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Snow, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, May 10, 1909. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Finance, to whom 
was referred claims of Michael McHale 
and John Hartigan (referred November 
16, 1908), John E. Fenlon (referred 
January 11, 1909), Dennis Connors (re- 
ferred' January 25, 1909), Florian 
Danisch (referred February 1, 1909), 
Ernest Schultz (referred February 15, 
1909), and Daniel Holly (referred Jan- 
uary 15, 1909) for compensation for per- 
sonal injuries, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report 



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REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



239 



and recommend the passage of the fol- 
lowing order: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby au- 
thorized and directed to issue vouchers 
in favor of the following named persons 
in the amounts set opposite their names, 
same to be in full of all claims of what- 
ever kind or nature arising from or 
growing out of injuries received by the 
said persons in the employ of the Bu- 
reau or Division named on the dates in- 
dicated, and the Comptroller is ordered 
to pay the same from appropriations for 
said Bureaus and Divisions : 
Michael McHale, injured Sept. 12, 

1908, water pipe extension div. .$75.00 
John Harding, injured Oct. 5, 1908, 

water pipe extension division. . . 37.50 
John E. Fenlon, injured Dec. 7, 

1908, water pipe extension div. . 30.00 
Dennis Connors, injured Dec. 12, 

1908, Bureau of Streets 30.00 

Florian Danisch, injured Dec. 1, 

1908, Bureau of Streets 30.00 

Ernest Schultz, injured Jan. 19, 

1909, Bureau of Engineering... 35.00 
Daniel Holly, injured Aug. 10, 1908, 

water pipe extension division. . . 75.00 
This action is taken in accordance 
with the several recommendations of a 
sub-committee attached hereto. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) B. W. Snow, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee to which was re- 
ferred claims 'of Martin O'Rourke (re- 
ferred October 19, 1908), Frank Schulz 

(referred November 23, 1908), Sidney 
Gordon (referred November 30, 1908) and 
Michael Tony (referred December 21, 
1908), for personal injuries (adverse 
recommendations of a sub-committee at- 
tached ) ; John W. Mulhern for wages 
^(referred October 5, 1908); I. Ginsberg 
for refund of water service connection 

(referred April 26, 1909); Claire M. 
Smith for wages (referred December 21, 
1908 ) ; A. Dorschler for damage to 



heater and water tank (referred March 
1, 1909 ) , adverse recommendation of Com- 
missioner of Public Works and Corpo- 
ration Counsel attached, submitted a re- 
port recommending that the same be 
placed on file. 

Aid. Snow moved to concur in the re- 
port. 

The motion prevailed. 



LOCAL INDUSTRIES. 

The Committee on Local Industries 
submitted the following report, which 
was, on motion of Aid. Zimmer, deferred 
and ordered published: 

Chicago, May 10, 1909. 
Ta the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Local Industries, 
to whom was referred (April 12, 1909, 
page 77), ordinance granting permission 
to American Malting Company and 
Nubian Paint Company to maintain 
switch track, having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report and rec- 
ommend the passage of the ordinance 
with compensation as fixed by the Com- 
mittee on Compensation: 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and au- 
thority be and the same are hereby given 
and granted to the American Malting 
Company, a corporation, and the Nubian 
Paint Company, a corporation, their suc- 
cessors and assigns, to maintain and 
operate as now constructed a single rail- 
road switch track connecting with the 
tracks of the Chicago, Milwaukee and 
St. Paul Railway east of Fifty-first ave- 
nue; thence running in a westerly direc- 
tion across the north and south alley 
in Block eleven (11), Cragin's Subdivi- 
sion of the southeast quarter (S. E. i^) 
of Section thirty-three (33), Township 
forty (40), Range thirteen (13) east of 
the Third Principal Meridian, at a point 
about twenty (20) feet south of the 
north line of said block; also across 



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May 10, 1909. 



North Fifty-first avenue at a point about 
two hundred and eighty (280) feet north 
of the north line of Moffat street; also 
across North Fifty-second avenue at a 
point about one-hundred and thirty 
(130) feet north of the north line of 
Moffat street, as shown in red upon plat 
hereto attached, which for greater cer- 
tainty is hereby made a part of this 
ordinance. 

Section 2. The permission and au- 
thority herein granted shall cease and 
determine twenty (20) years from the 
date of the j)assage of this ordinance, and 
this ordinance shall at any time before 
the expiration thereof be subject to 
amendment, modification or repeal, and 
in case of • repeal all privileges herein 
granted shall thereupon cease and deter- 
mine. 

Section 3. During the life of this 
ordinance the grantees herein shall keep 
such portions of said streets and alley as 
are occupied by said switch track in good 
condition and repair and safe for public 
travel, to the satisfaction and approval 
of the Commissioner of Public Works. 
At the termination of the rights and 
privileges herein granted, by expiration 
of time or otherwise, the said grantees 
shall forthwith restore such portions of 
said streets and alley as are occupied by 
said switch tracks to a condition safe for 
public travel, similar to the remaining 
portion of said streets and alley in the 
same block, to the satisfaction and ap- 
proval of the Commissioner of Public 
Works. If said grantees shall fail to re- 
store said streets and alley at the ter- 
mination of said privileges, then the work 
shall be done by the City of Chicago and 
the cost and expense of doing such work 
shall be paid by said grantees. 

Section 4. The operation and main- 
tenance of the switch track herein pro- 
vided for shall be subject to all existing 
ordinances of the City of Chicago now in 
force, or which may hereafter be in force, 
relating to the use and operation of 
switch tracks and railroad tracks, and 
the construction and maintenance thereof 



shall be under the supervision and to the 
satisfaction of the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works. 

Section 5. In consideration of the 
privileges herein granted, the said gran- 
tees shall pay to the City of Chicago the 
sum of One Hundred and Sixteen Dol- 
lars ($116.00) per annum in advance 
each and every year during the life of 
this ordinance, the first payment to be 
made as of the date of the passage of 
this ordinance and each succeeding pay- 
ment annually thereafter. It is hereby 
made an express provision of this ordi- 
nance that the privileges herein granted 
shall terminate and this ordinance be- 
come null and void if said grantees, their 
successors or assigns, shall fail to 
promptly pay any installment of said 
compensation. 

Section 6. Before doing any work 
under and by virtue of the authority 
herein granted, the said grantees shall 
execute a bond to the City of Chicago in 
the penal sum of Ten Thousand Dollars 
($10,000.00)-, with sureties to be ap- 
proved by the Mayor, conditioned upon 
the faithful observance and performance 
of all and singular the conditions and 
provisions of this ordinance, and condi- 
tioned further to indemnify, save and 
keep harmless the City of Chicago from 
any and all loss, damage, expense, cost 
or liability of any kind whatsoever 
which may be suffered by it, said City of 
Chicago, or which may accrue against, be 
charged to or recovered from said City 
for or by reason or on account of the 
passage of this ordinancfe, or for or by 
reason or on account of any act or thing 
done by said grantee herein by virtue 
of the authority herein given, and con- 
ditioned further to comply with all the 
terms and conditions of this ordinance. 
Said bond and the liability of the sure- 
ties thereon shall be kept in force 
throughout the life of this ordinance, 
and if at any time during the life of this 
ordinance said bond shall not be in full 
force, then the privileges herein granted 
shall thereupon cease. 



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241 



Section 7. Nothing herein contained 
shall be. construed as granting authority 
for the maintenance and operation of any 
track connecting with the above switch 
track which has been constructed and is 
now being maintained without authority 
from the City of Chicago. 

Section 8. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage and approval, provided that a 
written acceptance of same and the bond 
hereinabove mentioned shall be filed with 
the City Clerk within sixty (60) days 
of the passage hereof. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Michael Zimmer, 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Zimmer, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished: 

Chicago, May 10, 1909. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Local Industries, 
to whom was referred (April 12, 1909, 
page 77), ordinance granting Ferguson 
& Lange Foundry Co. switch track in 
Ha^^i:horne avenue, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report 
and recommend the passage of the ordi- 
nance with compensation as fixed by the 
Committee on Compensation: 
Be it ordained by the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 
. Section 1. That permission and au- 
thority be and the same are hereby given 
and granted to Ferguson and Lange 
Foundry Company, a corporation, its suc- 
cessors and assigns, to mantain and ope- 
rate as now constructed a single railroad 
switch track connecting with the tracks 
of the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul 
Railway in Hawthorne avenue at a point 
tibout two hundred (200) feet north- 
westerly of the northwesterly line of Wil- 
low street; thence running on a curve 
in a southeasterly direction along and 



across Hawthorne avenue for a distance 
of about one hundred and thirty (130) 
feet into and across private property sit- 
uated east of Hawthorne avenue and 
north of Willow street; thence along 
Willow street for a distance of about 
two hundred and thirty (230) feet to a 
point at about the westerly line of Mar- 
cy street, as shown in red upon blue 
print hereto attached, which for greater 
certainty is hereby made a part of this 
ordinance. 

Section 2. The permission and au- 
thority herein granted shall cease and 
determine twenty (20) years from the 
date of the passage -of this ordinance, 
and this ordinance shall at any time 
before the expiration thereof be subject 
to modification, amendment or repeal, 
and in case of repeal all privileges here- 
by granted shall thereupon cease. 

Section 3. During the life of this 

'. ordinance the grantee herein shall keep 
such portion of Willow street as is oc- 

! cupied by said switch track in good con- 
dition and repair and safe for public 
travel, to the satisfaction and approval 
of the Commissioner of Public Works. 
At the termination of the rights and 
privileges herein granted, by expiration 
of time or otherwise, the said grantee 
shall forthwith restore such portion of 
Willow street as is occupied by said 
switch track to a condition safe for pub- 
lic travel, similar to the remaining por- 
tion of said street in the same block, 
to the satisfaction and approval of the 
Commissioner of Public Works. If said 
grantee shall fail to restore said street 
at the termination of said privileges, then 
the work shall be done by the City of 
Chicago, and the cost and expense of 
doing such work shall be paid by said 
grantee. 

Section 4. The operation and mainte- 
nance of the switch track herein pro- 
vided for shall be subject to all existing 
ordinances of the City of Chicago now 
in force or which may hereafter be in 
force relating to the use and operation 
of switch tracks and railroad tracks and 



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May 10, 1909. 



the construction and maintenance thereof 
shall be under the supervision and to the 
satisfaction of the Commissioner of Pub- 
lie Works. 

Section 5. In consideration of the 
privileges herein granted, the said gran- 
tee shall pay to the City of Chicago the 
sum of Two Hundred and Five Dollars 
($205.00) per annum in advance each 
and every year during the life of this 
ordinance, the first payment to be made 
as of the date of the passage of this or- 
dinance and each succeeding payment 
annually thereafter. It is hereby made 
an express provision of this ordinance 
that the privileges herein granted shall 
terminate and this ordinance become null 
and void if said grantee, its successors 
or assigns, shall fail to promptly pay 
any installment of said compensation. 

Section 6, Before doing any work 
under and by virtue of the authority 
herein granted, said grantee shall exe- 
cute a bond to the City of Chicago in the 
penal sum of Ten Thousand Dollars 
($10,000.00), with sureties to be ap- 
proved by the Mayor, conditioned upon 
the faithful observance and perform- 
ance of all and singular the conditions 
and provisions of this ordinance, and 
conditioned further to indemnify, keep 
and save harmless the City of Chicago 
against all liabilities, judgments, costs, 
damages and expenses which may in any 
wise come against said City in conse- 
quence of the granting of this ordinance, 
or which may accrue against, be charged 
to or recovered from said City from or 
by reason or on account of the passage 
of this ordinance, or from or by reason 
or on account of any act or thing done 
by the grantee herein by virtue of the 
authority herein granted. Said bond and 
the liability of the sureties thereon shall 
be kept in force throughout the life of 
this ordinance, and if at any time during 
the life of this ordinance such bond 
shall not be in full force, then the privi- 
leges herein granted shall thereupon 
cease. 

Section 7. Nothing herein contained 



shall be construed as granting authority 
for the maintenance and operation of any 
track connecting with the above switch 
track which has been constructed and is 
now being maintained without authority 
from the City of Chicago. 

Section 8. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage and approval, provided that a 
written acceptance of same and the bond 
hereinabove mentioned shall be filed with 
the City Clerk within sixty (60) days 
of the passage of this ordinance. 
Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Michael Zimmee, 

Chairman. 



The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Zimmer, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, May 10, 1909. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Local Industries, 
to whom was referred (April 12, 1909, 
page 77), ordinance granting Herman H. 
Hettler Lumber Co. switch track, hav- 
ing had the same under advisement,, beg 
leave to report and recommend the pas- 
sage Qf the ordinance with compensation 
as fixed by the Committee on Compensa- 
tion: 

Be it ordained by the City Council of 

the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and au-. 
thority be and the same are hereby given 
and granted to Herman H. Hettler Lum- 
ber Company, a corporation, its succes- 
sors and assigns, to maintain and oper- 
ate as now constructed a single railroad 
switch' track across Elston avenue at a 
point about five hundred and ninety 
(590) feet northwesterly of the north- 
westerly line of Snow street, as shown 
in red and marked "AB" on plat hereto 
attached, which for greater certainty is 
hereby made a part of this ordinance. 



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REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



243 



Section 2. The permission and au- 
thority herein granted shall cease and de- 
termine twenty (20) years from the date 
of the passage of this ordinance, and this 
ordinance shall at any time hefore the 
expiration thereof be subject to amend- 
ment, modification or repeal, and in case 
of repeal all privileges hereby granted 
shall cease and determine. 

Section 3. During the life lof this or- 
dinance the grantee herein shall keep 
such portion of said street as is occupied 
by said SAvitch track in good condition 
and repair and safe for public travel, to 
the satisfaction and approval of the 
Commissioner lof Public Works. At the 
termination of the rights and privileges 
herein granted, by expiration of time or 
otherwise, the said grantee shall forth- 
with restore such portion of said street 
occupied by said switch track to a condi- 
tion safe for public travel, similar to 
the remaining portion of said street in 
the same block, to the satisfaction and 
approval of the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works. If said grantee shall fail to 
restore said street at the termination 
of said privileges, then the work shall 
be done by the City of Chicago, and the 
cost and expense of doing such work 
shall be paid by the said grantee. 

Section 4. The operation and main- 
tenance of the switch track herein pro- 
vided for shall be subject to all existing 
ordinances of the City of Chicago now in 
force or which may hereafter be in force 
relating to the use and operation of 
switch tracks and railroad tracks, and 
the construction and maintenance thereof 
shall be under the supervision and to the 
satisfaction of the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works. 

Section 5. In consideration of the 
privileges herein granted the said gran- 
tee shall pay to the City of Chicago the 
sum of fifty-eight ($58.00) dollars per 
annum in advance each and every year 
during the life of this ordinance, the first 
payment to be made as of the date of 



the passage of this ordinance and each 
succeeding payment annually thereafter. 
It is hereby made an express provision 
of this ordinance that the privileges here- 
in granted shall terminate and this or- 
dinance become null and void if said 
grantee, its successors or assigns, shall 
fail to promptly pay any installment of 
said compensation. 

Section 6. Before doing any work 
under and by virtue of the authority 
herein granted, said grantee shall exe- 
cute a bond to the City of Chicago in 
the penal sum of ten thousand dollars 
($10,000.00) with sureties to be ap- 
proved by the Mayor, conditioned upon 
the faithful observance and performance 
of all and singular the conditions and 
provisions of this ordinance, and con- 
ditioned further to indemnify, keep and 
save harmless the City of Chicago against 
all liabilities, judgments, costs, damages 
and expenses which may in any wise 
come against said City in consequence 
of the granting of this ordinance, or 
which may accrue against, be charged 
to or recovered from said City from or 
by reason or on account of the passage 
of this ordinance, or from or by reason 
or on account of any act or thing done 
by the grantee herein by virtue of the 
authority herein granted. Said bond and 
the liability of the ,sureties thereon 
shall be kept in force throughout the life 
of this ordinance, and if at any time 
during the life of this ordinance such 
bond shall not be in full force, then the 
privileges herein granted shall thereupon 
cease. ■ 

Section 7. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after 
its passage and approval, provided that 
a written acceptance of this ordinance 
and the bond hereinabove mentioned 
shall be filed with the City Clerk within 
sixty (60) days of the passage hereof. 
Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Michael Zimmer, 

Chairman. 



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May 10, 1909. 



ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the 
following report, which was, on motion 
of Aid. Zinimer, deferred and ordered 
published: 

Chicago, May 10, 190i). 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Local Industries, 
to whom was referred (April 12th, 1909, 
page 77) ordinance granting Home Stove 
Works permission to maintain switch 
track, having had the same under ad- 
visement, beg leave to report and recom- 
mend the passage of the ordinance with 
compensation as fixed by the Committee 
on Compensation: 

AW ORDINANCE 

-Authorizing the Home Stove Works to 

maintain and operate a single railroad 

switch track. 
Be it ordained hy.the City Council of 

the City of Chicago : 

Section 1. That permission and au- 
thority be and the same are hereby given 
and granted to The Home Stove Works, 
a corporation, its successors and assigns, 
to maintain and operate a single rail- 
road switch track connecting with a 
switch track owned and operated by S. 
Obermeyer Company, which said latter 
switch track connects with the tracks 
of the Pittsburg, Cincinnati, Chicago and 
St. Louis Railroad Company, at a point 
about sixty -five feet east of Rockwell 
street and immediately north of the 
right-of-way of the Chicago, Burling- 
ton and Quincy Railroad Company; 
thence running in a westerly direction 
crossing Rockwell street and extending 
a distance of two hundred and ninety- 
three feet in Eighteenth place, as shown 
by red upon the blue print h^eto at- 
tached which for greater certainty is 
hereby made a part of this ordinance. 

Section 2. The permission and au- 
thority hereby granted shall cease and 
determine upon the completion of the 
elevation of the aforesaid Chicago, Bur- 



lington and Quincy Railroad Company's 
main tracks and this ordinance shall at 
any time before the expiration thereof 
be subject to amendment, modification 
or repeal, and in case of repeal, all privi- 
leges hereby granted shall thereupon 
cease and determine and nothing herein 
contained shall be construed as author- 
izing the construction or maintenance of 
the aforesaid track owned and operated 
by S. Obermeyer Company. 

Section 3. During the life of this 
ordinance the grantee herein shall keep 
such portion of said streets as are oc- 
cupied by said sv/itch track in good con- 
dition and repair and safe for public 
travel, to the satisfaction and approval 
of the Commissioner of Public Works. 
At the termination of the rights and 
privileges herein granted, by expiration 
of time or otherwise, the said grantee 
shall forthwith restore such portion of 
said streets occupied by said switch 
track to a condition safe for public 
travel, similar to the remaining portion 
of sa;id street in the same block, to the 
satisfaction and- approval of the Coin- 
missioner of . Public Works. If said 
grantee shall fail to restore said streets 
at the termination of said privileges, 
then the work shall be done by the City 
of Chicago, and the cost and expense 
of doing such work shall be paid by the 
said grantee. 

Section 4. The operation and main- 
tenance of the switch track herein pro- 
vided for shall be subject to all existing 
ordinances of the City of Chicago now in 
force or which may hereafter be in force 
relating to the use and operation of 
switch tracks and railroad tracks, and 
the construction and maintenance there- 
of shall be under the supervision and to 
the satisfaction of the Commissioner of 
Public Works. 

Section 5. In consideration of the 
privileges herein granted the said gran- 
tee shall pay to the City of Chicago the 
sum of one hundred seventy-one and fifty 
one-hundredths ($171.50) dollars per 



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245 



annum in advance each and every year 
during the life of this ordinance, the first 
payment to be made as of the date of 
the passage of this ordinance, and each 
succeeding payment annually thereafter. 
It is hereby made an express provision 
of this ordinance theft the privileges 
herein granted shall terminate and this 
ordinance become null and void if said 
grantee, its successors or assigns, shall 
fail to promptly pay any installment of 
said compensation. 

Section 6. Before doing any work 
under and by virtue of the authority 
herein granted, said grantee shall exe- 
cute a bond to the City of Chicago in 
the penal sum of ten thousand dollars 
($10,000), with sureties to be approved 
by the Mayor, conditioned upon the 
faithful observance and performance of 
all and singular the conditions and pro- 
visions of this ordinance, and conditioned 
further to indemnify, keep and save 
harmless the City of Chicago against 
all liabilities, judgments, costs, damages 
and expenses which may in any wise 
come against said City in consequence 
of the granting of this ordinance, or 
which may accrue against, be charged 
to or recovered from said City from or 
by reason or on account of the passage 
of this ordinance, or from or by reason 
or on account of any act or thing done 
by the grantee herein by virtue of the 
authority herein granted. Said bond and 
the liability of the sureties thereon shall 
be kept in force throughout the life of 
this ordinance, and if at any time during 
the life of this ordinance such bond shall 
not be in full force, then the privileges 
herein granted shall thereupon cease. 

Section 7. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
'passage and approval, provided that a 
written acceptance of this ordinance 
and the bond hereinabove mentioned 
shall be filed with the City Clerk with- 



in sixty ( 60 ) days of the passage hereof. 
Respectfully submitted, 
( Signed ) Michael Zimmer, - 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the 
following report, which was, on motion 
of Aid. Zimmer, deferred and ordered 
published : 

Chicago, May 10, 1909. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Local Industries, 
to whom was referred (April 12th, 1909, 
page 77) ordinance granting Marine 
Iron Works switch track in Dominick 
street, having had the same under ad- 
visement, beg leave to report and rec- 
ommend the passage of the ordinance 
with compensation as fixed by the Com- 
mittee on Compensation: 
Be it ordained by the City Council of 

the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and au- 
thority be and the same are hereby given 
and granted to the Marine Iron Works, 
a corporation, its successors and assigns, 
to maintain and operate as now con- 
structed a single railroad switch track 
connecting with the tracks of the Chi- 
cago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway 
in Dominick street at a point about 
sixty (60) feet south of the south line 
of C street; thence running on a curve 
in a northwesterly direction along and 
across Dominick street for a distance of 
about fifty-five (55) feet into the premi- 
ses of said company, as shown in red on 
blue print hereto attached, which for 
greater certainty is hereby made a part 
of this ordinance. 

Section 2. The permission and au- 
thority herein granted shall cease and 
determine twenty (20) years from the 
date of the passage of this ordinance, 
and this ordinance shall at any time be- 
fore the expiration thereof be subject to 
modification, amendment or repeal, and 



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May 10, 1909. 



in case of repeal all privileges herein 
granted shall thereupon cease. 

Section 3. During the life of this or- 
dinance the grantee herein shall keep 
such portion of Dominick street as is 
occupied by said switch track in good 
condition and repair and safe for public 
travel, to the satisfaction and approval 
of the Commisisoner of Public Works. 
At the termination of the rights and 
privileges herein granted, by expiration 
of time or otherwise^ the said grantee 
shall forthwith restore such portion of 
Dominick street as is occupied by said 
switch track to a condition safe for pub- 
lic travel, similg^r to the remaining por- 
tion of said street in the same block, to 
the satisfaction and approval of the Com- 
missioner of Public Works. If said gran- 
tee shall fail to restore said street at 
the termination of said privileges, then 
the work shall be done by the City of 
Chicago and the cost and expense of do- 
ing such work shall be paid by said 
grantee. 

Section 4. The operation and main- 
tenance of the switch track herein pro- 
vided for shall be subject to all existing 
ordinances of the City of Chicago now 
in force or which may hereafter be in 
force relating to the use and operation 
of switch tracks and railroad tracks, 
and the construction and maintenance 
thereof shall be under the supervision 
and to the satisfaction of the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works. 

Section 5. In consideration of the 
privileges herein granted the said gran- 
tee shall pay to the City of Chicago the 
sum of fifty-two land fifty one-hun- 
dredths dollars ($52.50) per annum in 
advance each and every year during the 
life of this ordinance, the first payment 
to be made as of the date of the passage 
of this ordinance, and each succeeding 
payment annually thereafter. It is 
hereby made an express provision of 
this ordinance that the privileges herein 
granted shall terminate and this ordi- 
nance become null and void if said gran- 



tee, its successors or assigns, shall fail 
to promptly pay any installment of said 
compensation. 

Section 6. Before doing any work 
under and by virtue of the authority 
herein granted, said grantee shall execute 
a bond to the City of Chicago in the 
penal sum of ten thousand dollars 
($10,000), with sureties to be approved 
by the Mayor, conditioned upon the 
faithful observance and performance of 
all and singular the conditions and pro- 
visions of this ordinance, and conditioned 
further to indemnify, keep and save 
harmless the City of Chicago against all 
liabilities, judgments, costs, damages 
and expenses which may in any wise 
come against said City in consequence of 
the granting of this ordinance, or which 
may accrue against, be charged to or re- 
covered from said City from or by rea- 
son or on account of the passage of this 
ordinance, or from or by reason or on 
account of any act or thing done by the 
grantee herein by virtue of the authority 
herein granted. Said bond and the lia- 
bility of the sureties thereon shall he 
kept in force throughout the life of this 
ordinance, and if at any time during the 
life of this ordinance such bond shall 
not be in full force, then the privileges 
herein granted shall thereupon cease. 

Section 7. Nothing herein contained 
shall be construed as granting authority 
for the maintenance and operation of 
any track connecting with the above 
switch track, which has been constructed 
and is now being maintained without au- 
thority from the City of Chicago. 

Section 8. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage and approval, provided that a 
written acceptance of same and the bond 
hereinabove mentioned shall be filed with 
the City Clerk within sixty (60) days 
of the passage of this ordinance. 
Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Michael Zimmer, 

Chairman. 



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247 



ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Zimmer, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished : 

Chicago, May 10, 1909. 
To the Mayor and Aldefmen of the City 

of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Local Industries, 
to Avhom was referred (April 12th, 1909, 
page 77) ordinance granting Wheelock 
Lumber and Manufacturing Company- 
switch track, having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report and rec- 
ommend the passage of the ordinance 
with compensation as fixed by the Com- 
mittee on Compensation: 
Be it ordained hy the City Council of 

the City of Chicago- 

Section 1. That permission and au- 
thority be and the same are liereby given 
and granted to the ^Vheelock Lumber 
and Manufacturing Company, a corpo- 
ration, its successors and assigns, to 
maintain and operate as now constructed 
a single railroad switch track connect- 
ing with the tracks of the Chicago, Mil- 
waukee and St. Paul Railway in Bloom- 
ingdale road at a point about one hun- 
dred and thirty (130) feet east of the 
easterly line of Rockwell street; thence 
running in a southeasterly direction 
along and across Bloomingdale road and 
Maplewood avenue for a distance of 
about two hundred and forty-five (245) 
feet into the northwest corner of Lot 
iorty-nine (49), J. W. Hambleton's Sub- 
division of Block six (6), W. S. John- 
ston Junior's Subdivision of the east 
half (E. 1/2) of the southeast quarter 
(S. E. %), Section 36-40-13; thence run- 
ning across said Lot forty-nine (49) 
into and across the north and south 
sixteen (16) foot public alley lying east 
of said Lot forty-nine (49) into Lot 
ninety-six (96), aforementioned J. W. 
Hambleton's Subdivision of Block six 
(6), as shown in red upon blue print 
Jhereto attached, which for greater cer- 



tainty is hereby made a part hereof. 

Section 2. The permission and au- 
thority herein granted shall cease and 
determine twenty (20) years from the 
date of the passage of this ordinance, 
and this ordinance shall at any time be- 
fore the expiration thereof be subject 
to modification, amendment or repeal, 
and in case of repeal all privileges here- 
by granted shall thereupon cease and 
determine. 

Section 3. During the life of this or- 
dinance the grantee herein shall keep 
such portions of Bloomingdale road and 
Maplewood avenue as are occupied by 
said switch track in good condition and 
repair and safe for public travel, to the 
satisfaction and approval of the Com- 
missioner of Public Works. At the 
termination of the rights and privileges 
herein granted, by expiration of time or 
otherwise, the said grantee shall forth- 
with restore such portions of Blooming- 
dale road and MapleAvood avenue as are 
occupied by said switch track to a condi- 
tion safe for public travel, similar to the 
remaining portion of said streets in the 
same block, to the satisfaction and ap- 
proval of the Commissioner of Public 
Works. If said grantee shall fail to re- 
store said streets at the termination of 
said privileges, then the work shall be 
done by the City of Chicago and the cost 
and expense of doing such work shall be 
paid by said grantee. 

Section 4. The operation and main- 
tenance of the switch track herein pro- 
vided for shall be subject to all existimg 
ordinances of the Qity of Chicago now 
in force, or which may hereafter be in 
force, relating to the use and operation 
of switch tracks and railroad tracks, and 
the construction and maintenance there- 
of shall be under the supervision and to 
the satisfaction of the Commissioner of 
Public Works. 

Section 5. In consideration of the 
privileges herein granted the said gran- 
tee shall pay to the City of Chicago the 
sum of one hundred fifty-two and fifty 



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one-liimdredths dollars ($152.50) per 
annum in advance each and every year 
during the life of this ordinance, the 
first payment to he made as of the date 
of the passage of this ordinance, and . 
each succeeding payment annually there- 
after. It is hereby made an express 
provision of this ordinance that the 
privileges herein granted shall termin- 
ate and this ordinance become null and 
void if said grantee, its successors or 
assigns, shall fail to promptly pay any 
installment of said compensation. 

Section 6. Before doing any work 
under and by virtue of the authority 
herein granted, the said grantee shall 
execute a bond to the City of Chicago in 
the penal sum of ten thousand dollars 
($10,000.00), with sureties to be ap- 
prored by the Mayor, conditioned upon 
the faithful observance and performance 
of all and .singular the conditions and 
provisions of this ordinance, and con- 
ditioned further to indemnify, save and 
keep harmless the City of Chicago from 
any and all loss, damage, cost or liability 
of any kind whatsoever which may be 
suffered by it, said City of Chicago, or 
which may accrue against, be charged 
to or recovered from said City for or by 
reason or on account of the passage of 
this ordinance, or for or by reason or on 
account of any act or thing done by said 
grantee herein by virtue of the authority 
herein given, and conditioned further to 
comply with all the terms and condi- 
tions of this ordinance. Said bond and 
the liability of the sureties thereon shall 
be kept in force throughout the life of 
this ordinance, and if at any time during 
the life of this ordinance said bond shall 
not be in full force, then the privileges 
herein granted shall thereupon cease. 

Section 7. Nothing herein contained 
shall be construed as granting authority 
for the maintenance and operation of 
any track connecting with the above 
switch track which has been constructed 
and is now being maintained without au- 
thority from the City of Chicago. 



Section 8. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage and approval, provided that a 
written acceptance of same and the bond 
hereinabove mentioned shall be filed with 
the City Clerk within sixty (60) days 
of the passage hereof. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Michael Zimmer, 

Chairman. 

also, 

The same committee submitted the 
following report: 

Chicago, May 4, 1909. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Local Industries, 
to whom was referred (April 12th, 1909, 
page 77) an ordinance vacating Avers 
avenue and Springfield avenue, between 
Roscoe and School streets, and alleys in 
Grand View, having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report and rec- 
ommend that the ordinance be referred 
to the Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
West Division. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Michael Zimmer, 

Chairman. 

Aid. Zimmer moved to concur in the 
foregoing report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the 
following report : 

Chicago, May 4, 1909. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Local Industries, 
to whom was referred (April 12, 1909, 
page 77) an ordinance vacating part of 
Montrose avenue, between Albany ave- 
nue and Kedzie avenue, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to re- 
port and recommend that the ordinance 



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240 



be referred to the Committee on Streets 
and Alleys, West Division. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Michael Zimmer, 

Chairman. 

Aid. Zimmer moved to concur in the 
foregoing report. ^ 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the 
following report: 

Chicago, May 4, 1909. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in City Council AssemMed: 

Your Committee on Local Industries, 
to whom was referred (April 12, 1909, 
page 77) an ordinance vacating part of 
Wilson avenue, between Kimball ave- 
nue and Central Park avenue, having had 
the same under advisement, beg leave to 
report and recommend that the ordinance 
be referred to the Committee on Streets 
and Alleys, West Division. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Michael Zimmer, 

Chairman. 

x\ld. Zimmer moved to concur in the 
foregoing report. 

The motion prevailed. 



also, 



the 



The same committee submitted 
following report: 

Chicago, May 4, 1909. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in City Council AssemMed: 

Your Committee on Local Industries, 
to whom was referred (April 26, 1909, 
page 145) an ordinance vacating alley 
in H. H. Walker's Re -Subdivision in S. 
P. Smith's Subdivision, having had the 
same under advisement, beg leave to re- 
port and recommend that the ordinance 
he referred to the Committee on Streets 
and Alleys, West Division. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Michael Zimmer, 

Chairman. 



Aid. Zimmer moved to concur in the 
foregoing report. 

The motion prevailed. 

also. 

The same committee submitted the 
following report: 

Chicago, May 4, 1909. 
To the Mayor atid Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Local Industries, 
to whom was referred (April 12, 1909, 
page 77) an ordinance vacating alley in 
J. M. Welsh's Subdivision of Vannatta's 
Subdivision, having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report and 
recommend that the ordinance be re- 
ferred to the Committee on Streets and 
Alleys, West Division. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Michael Zimmer, 

Chairman. 

Aid. Zimmer moved to concur in the 
foregoing report. 

The motion prevailed. 

ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the 
following report: 

Chicago, May 4, 1909. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in City Council AssemMed: 

Your Committee on Local Industries, 
to whom was referred (April 12th, 1909, 
page 77) an ordinance vacating part of 
Thornton road south of 124th place, 
Warren's Addition to Wildwood, having 
had the same under advisement, beg 
leave to report and recommend that the 
ordinance be referred to the Committee 
on Streets and Alleys, South Division. 
Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Michael Zimmer, 

Chairman. 

Aid. Zimmer moved to concur in the 
foregoing report. 

The motion prevailed. 



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ALSO, 

The same committee submitted the 
following report: 

Chicago, May 4, 1909. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago^ in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Local Industries, 
to whom was referred (April 12th, 1909, 
page 77). an ordinance vacating alley in 
William C. Wood's Third Palmer Park 
Addition, having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to' report ajid rec- 
ommend that the ordinance be referred 
to the Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
South Division. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Michael Zimmer, 

Chairman. 

Aid. Zimmer moved to concur in the 
foregoing report. 

The motion prevailed. 
also. 

The same committee, to which had 
been referred (April 12, 1909, page 77) 
an ordinance granting permission and au- 
thority to the Northwest Material Com- 
pany to construct, maintain and operate 
a railroad switch track along and across 
North 55th avenue, Milwaukee avenue 
and Grace street, and an ordinance pro- 
riding for the yacation of alleys lying in 
the block bounded by Sunnyside avenue. 
North 49th avenue and the southwest 
line of the right-of-way of the Chicago 
and Northwestern Railway Company 
(C'righton's Addition to Chicago, north- 
west quarter. Section 16-40^-13), submit- 
ted reports recommending that the said 
ordinances be placed on file. 

Aid. Zimmer moved to concur in the 
stiid reports. 

The motion prevailed. 



STREETS AND ALLEYS, SOUTH 
DIVISION. 

The Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
South Division, submitted the following 



report, which was, on motion of Aid.' 
Harding, deferred and ordered published: 

Chicago, May 6, 1909. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
South Division, to whom was referred 
(February 15th, 1909, page 2799) ordi- 
nance granting Frederick Ayer vault 
under alley, having had the same under 
advisement, beg leave to report and rec- 
ommend the passage of the ordinance 
with compensation as fixed by the Com- 
mittee on Compensation: 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the 

the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and au- 
thority be and the same are hereby 
given and granted to Frederick Ayer, his 
heirs, executors and assigns, to exca- 
vate for, construct and maintain a vault 
under the surface of the eighteen ( 18 ) 
foot east and west public alley in con- 
nection with the building to be erected 
on Lots five ( 5 ) and six ( 6 ) , Block 
eighty-one (81), School Section Addi- 
tion to Chicago. The said vault shall not 
exceed one hundred and fifty-five (155) 
feet in length, nine (9) feet in width, 
and the lowest portion of same shall not 
be more than twenty (20) feet, five (5) 
inches below the surface of the alley, as 
shown on blue print hereto attached, 
which for 'greater certainty is hereby 
made a part of this ordinance. 

Section 2. The permission and au- 
thority hereby granted shall cease and 
determine ten (10) years from and after 
the date of the passage of this ordinance, 
or at any time prior thereto in the dis- 
cretion of the Mayor. This ordinance 
shall be subject to amendment, modi- 
fication or repeal at any time, and in 
case of repeal all privileges hereby 
granted shall thereupon cease and de- 
termine. 

Section 3. At the expiration of the 
privileges herein granted, by lapse of 
time or otherwise, the vault herein an- 



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thorized shall be filled up^ unless the 
privileges herein granted shall be re- 
newed. If said vault is so filled up, the 
alley where the same shall have been lo- 
cated shall be restored to a condition 
similar to the balance of the alley in the 
same block, to the satisfaction of the 
Commissioner of PubliS Works, at the 
sole expense of the grantee herein, with- 
out cost or expense of any kind whatso- 
ever to the City of Chicago; provided, 
that in the event said grantee shall re- 
fuse or neglect to fill up said vault when 
so ordered to do, said work shall be 
done by the City of Chicago, and the 
cost thereof charged to the grantee here- 
in. 

Said grantee shall do no permanent in- 
jury to said alley, or in any manner in- 
terfere with any public cable, wire, pipe 
or conduit therein, and shall not open or 
incumber more of said alley than shall 
be necessary to enable it to proceed with 
advantage in excavating said vault. No 
permit shall be issued allowing any work 
to be done in and about the construction 
of said vault until plans and specifica- 
tions of the completed structure shall 
have first been submitted to and ap- 
proved by said Commissioner of Public 
Works. A copy of said plans shall at all 
times remain on file in the office of said 
Commissioner of Public Works. 

Section 4, In consideration of the 
priyileges herein granted, said grantee, 
his heirs, executors or assigns, shall pay 
to the City of Chicago the sum of one 
hundred forty-one and thirty-four one- 
hundredths dollars ($141.34) per an- 
num each and every year during the life 
of this ordinance, the first payment to 
be made as of the date of the passage 
of this ordinance and each succeeding 
payment annually thereafter. It is here- 
by made a special provision of this or- 
dinance that the privileges herein 
granted shall terminate and this ordi- 
nance shall become null and void if said 
grantee, his heirs, executors or assigns, 



shall fail to promptly pay any install- 
ment of said compensation. 

SECTiOTq- 5. Before doing any work un- 
der and by virtue of the authority here- 
in granted, said grantee shall execute a 
bond to the City of Chicago in the penal 
sum of ten thousand dollars ($10,000), 
with sureties to be approved by the 
Mayor, conditioned upon the faithful ob- 
servance and performance of all and 
singular the conditions and provisions 
of this ordinance, and conditioned further 
to indemnify, keep and save harmless the 
City of Chicago against all liabilities, 
judgments, costs, damages and expenses 
which may in any wise come against 
said City in consequence of the granting 
of this ordinance, or which may accrue 
against, be charged to or recovered from 
said City from or by reason or on ac- 
count of the passage of this ordinance, or 
from or by reason or on account of any 
act or thing done by the grantee herein 
by virtue of the authority herein granted. 
Said bond and the liability of the sure- 
ties thereon shall be kept in force 
throughout the life of this ordinance, 
and if at any time during the life of 
this ordinance such bond shall not be in 
full force, then the privileges herein 
granted shall thereupon cease. 

Section 6. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage and approval, provided that a 
written acceptance of this ordinance and 
the bond hereinabove mentioned shall be 
filed with the City Clerk within sixty 
( 60 ) days of the passage hereof. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Geo. F. Harding, Jr., 



Chairman. 



ALSO, 



The same committee submitted the 
following report, which was, on motion 
of Aid. Harding, deferred and ordered 
published : 



I 



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May 10, 1909. 



Chicago, May 6, 1909. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled : 
Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
South Division, to whom was referred 
(March 1st, 1909, page 2906) ordinance 
vacating alley in northeast quarter, 
northeast quarter, southwest quarter. 
Section 8-38-14, having had the same 
under advisement, beg leave to report 
and recommend the passage of the or- 
dinance without compensation, same be- 
ing for the benefit of a religious insti- 
tution : 

Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 

City of Chicago : 

Section 1. All that part of the north 
and south sixteen-foot public alley lying 
west of and adjoining Lots forty-seven 
(47) to fifty -nine (59), inclusive, in a 
subdivision of the northeast quarter 
( % ) of the northeast quarter ( % ) of 
the southwest quarter ( % ) , Section 
eight (8), Township thirty- eight (38) 
North, Range fourteen ( 14 ) , East of the 
Third Principal Meridian, and west of 
Lot fifteen (15), in a re-subdivision of 
Lots one hundred and twenty-three 
(123) to one hundred and twenty-seven 
(127) and Lots one hundred and sixty- 
nine (169) to one hundred and seventy- 
eight (178), all inclusive, in a subdi- 
vision of the northwest quarter (14) of 
the northeast quarter (14) of the south- 
west quarter (y^) and of Lots twenty- 
four (24) to thirty-three (33) and sixty 
( 60 ) to sixty-nine ( 69 ) , all inclusive, in 
a subdivision of the northeast quarter 
( 1/4 ) of the northeast quarter ( i/l ) of 
the southwest quarter (^/i), Section 
eight (8), Township thirty-eight (38) 
North, Range fourteen (14), East of 
the Third Principal Meridian and lying 
east of and adjoining Lots seventy (70) 
to eighty-two (82), inclusive, in a sub- 
division of the northeast quarter (14) 
i)i the northeast quarter ( ^ ) of the 
■southwest quarter ( % ) , Section eight 
(8), Township thirty-eight (38) North, 



Range fourteen (14), East of the Third 
Principal Meridian, and east of Lot six- 
teen (16) in a re -subdivision of Lots 
one hundred and twenty-three (123) to 
one hundred and twenty-seven (127) and 
one hundred and sixty-nine (169) to one 
hundred and seventy-eight (178), all 
inclusive, in a subdivision of the north- 
west quarter (^4) of the northeast quar- 
ter (%) of the southwest quarter (^4)? 
and Lots twenty-four (24) to thirty- 
three (33) and sixty (60) to sixty-nine 
(69), all inclusive, in a subdivision of 
the northeast quarter ( ^4 ) of the north- 
east quarter (%)»of the southwest quar- 
ter (14), Section eight (8), Township 
thirty-eight (38) North, Range four- 
teen (14), East of the Third Principal 
Meridian, and all that part of the ten- 
foot (10') east and west public alley 
lying south of and adjoining Lots fifty- 
nine (59) ) and seventy (70) in a sub- 
division of the northeast quarter (%) 
of the northeast quarter (%) of the 
southwest quarter (^/4), Section eight 
(8), Township thirty-eight (38) North, 
Range fourteen (14), East of the Third 
Principal Meridian, and lying north of 
and adjoining Lots eleven (11) to twen- 
ty (20), inclusive, in re- subdivision of 
Lots one hundred and twenty-three 
(123) to one hundred and twenty- seven 
(127) and one hundred and sixty-nine 
(169) to one hundred and seventy-eight 
(178), all inclusive, in a subdivision of 
the northwest quarter ( ^ ) of the north- 
east quarter ( % ) of the southwest quar- 
ter (14) of Lots twenty-four (24) to 
thirty-three (33) and sixty (60) to 
sixty-nine ( 69 ) , all inclusive, in subdi- 
vision of the northeast quarter ( % ) of 
the northeast quarter ( 14 ) of the south- 
west quarter {V4:) , Section eight (8), 
Township thirty -eight (38) North, 
Range fourteen (14), East of the Third 
Principal Meridian; said alleys being 
further described as all of the north and 
south sixteen foot (16^*) public alley and 
all of the ten foot. (10-') east and west 
public alley in the block bounded by 



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253 



West 51st street, South Elizabeth street, 
West 52d street and Throop street, as 
colored in red and indicated by the 
words "To be vacated" on the plat here- 
to attached, which for greater certainty 
is hereby made a part of this ordinance, 
be and the same are hereby vacated and 
closed, inasmuch as said alleys are no 
longer required for public use — the pub- 
lie interest will be subserved by their 
vacation. 

Section 2, The vacation herein pro- 
vided for is made upon the express con- 
dition that the Catholic Bishop of Chi,- 
cago, a corporation sole^ shall within 
sixty (60) days after the passage of 
this ordinance file for record in the of- 
fice of the Recorder of Deeds of Cook 
Ctounty, Illinois, a certified copy of this 
ordinance; and further, shall within 
sixty (60) days of the passage of this 
ordinance deposit with the City of Chi- 
cago a sum sufficient in the judgment of 
the Commissioner of Public Works to 
defray the cost of constructing curb and 
sidewalk across the entrances to the al- 
leys herein vacated, similar toi the curb 
and sidewalk in the same block. 

It is hereby made a special provision 
of this ordinance that if any part of said 
alleys herein vacated shall at any time 
hereafter be used for any other than re- 
ligious or educational purposes, then 
and in such case this ordinance shall be 
void and said vacation shall be for 
naught held. 

Section 3. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage, subject, however, to the pro- 
visions of Section 2 hereof. 

Respectfully submitted, 
(Signed) Geo. F. Harding, Jr., 

Chairman. 

ALSO, 

' The same committee submitted the 
following report, which was, on motion 
of Aid. Harding, deferred and ordered 
published : 



Chicago, May 10, 1909. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Streets and Alleys, 
South Division, to whonf was referred 
(March 15th, 1909, page 3269) ordi- 
nance granting permission to Charles 
Svenning to maintain canopy, having had 
the same under advisement, beg leave to 
report and recommend the passage of the 
accompanying substitute ordinance with 
compensation as fixed by the Committee 
on Compensation : 
Be it ordained hy the City Council of 

the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That permission and au- 
thority be and the same are hereby given 
and .granted to Charles Svinning, his 
heirs, executors and assigns, to con- 
struct, maintain and use a canopy over 
the sidewalk in Thirty -fifth street, ex- 
tending from the building known as 
1635 West Thirty-fifth street, which 
canopy shall be constructed of incom- 
bustible material. 

Said canopy shall not exceed nineteen 
(19) feet in length, eleven (11) feet in 
width, and the lowest portion of same 
shall not be less than twelve (12) feet 
above the surface of the sidewalk at 
that point. 

The location, construction and main- 
tenance of said canopy shall be under 
the direction and supervision of the Com- 
missioner of Public Works and Fire 
Marshal of the City of Chicago, and the 
location and construction of the same 
shall be in accordance with plans and 
specifications which shall first be ap- 
proved by the Commissioner of Public 
Works and the Fire Marshal of the City 
of Chicago, a copy of which plans and 
specifications shall at all times be kept 
on file in the office of the Commissioner 
of Public Works, and no permit shall 
be issued allowing any work to be done 
in and about the construction of said 
canopy herein authorized until such 
j plans and specifications have first been 



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submitted to and approved by the Com- 
missioner of Public Works and said Fire 
Marshal. 

Section 2. The permission and au- 
thority herein granted shall cease and de- 
termine five (5) years from and after 
the date of the passage of this ordinance, 
or at any time prior thereto in the dis- 
cretion of the Mayor. In case of the 
termination of the privileges herein 
granted, by lapse of time or by the exer- 
cise of the Mayor's discretion, or other- 
wise, said grantee, his heirs, executors or 
assigns, shall remove said canopy with- 
out cost or expense of any kind what- 
soever to the City of Chicago, provided 
that in the event of the failure, neglect 
or refusal on the part of the said gran- 
tee, his heirs, executors or assigns, to 
remove said canopy when directed so to 
do, the City of Qhicago may proceed to 
remove same and charge the expense 
thereof to said grantee, his heirs, execu- 
tors or assigns. This ordinance shall be 
subject to modification, amendment or 
repeal at any time, and in case of re- 
peal all privileges hereby granted shall 
thereupon cease and determine. 

Section 3. In consideration of the 
privileges herein granted, and as com- 
pensation therefor, said Charles Svin- 
ning, his heirs, executors or assigns, shall 
pay to the City of Chicago, as long as 
the privileges herein authorized are be- 
ing enjoyed, the sum of twenty-five dol- 
lars ($25.00) per year, payable annu- 
ally in advance, the first payment to be 
made as of the date of the passage of 
this ordinance and each succeeding pay- 
ment annually thereafter, provided that 
if default is made in the payment of 
any of the installments of compensation 
herein provided for, the privileges here- 
in granted shall immediately terminate 
and this ordinance shall become null and 
void. 

Section 4. Before doing any work 
under and by virtue of the authority 
herein granted said grantee shall execute 
a bond to the City of Chicago in the 



penal sum of ten thousand dollars 
($10,000.00), with sureties to be ap- 
proved by the Mayor, conditioned upon 
the faithful observance and performance 
of all and singular the conditions and 
provisions of this ordinance, and condi- 
tioned further to indemnify, keep and 
save harmless the City of Chicago 
against all liabilities, judgments, costs, 
damages and expenses which may in any 
wise come against said City in conse- 
quence of the granting of this ordinance, 
or which may accrue against, be charged 
to or recovered from said City from or 
by reason or on account of the passage 
of this ordinance, or from or by reason 
or on account of any act or thing done 
by the grantee herein by virtue of the 
authority herein granted. Said bond and 
the liability of the sureties thereon shall 
be kept in force throughout the life of 
this ordinance, and if at any time dur- 
ing the life of this ordinance such bond 
shall not be in full force, then the privi- 
leges herein granted shall thereupon 
cease. 

Section 5. This ordinance shall take 
effect and be in force from and after its 
passage, upon the filing of the accept- 
ance in writing of this ordinance by the 
said grantee and the filing of the bond 
herein provided for within sixty (60) 
days of the passage hereof. 

Eespectfully submitted, 

(Signed) George F. Harding, Jr., 
Chairman. 



STREETS AKD ALLEYS, WEST 
DIVISION. 

The Committee on Streets and Al- 
leys, West Division, to which had been 
referred March 12, 1909, page 3225, an 
ordinance turning over Washington 
street, from the Chicago River to Canal 
street to the West Chicago Park Com- 
missioners, submitted a report recom- 
mending that the said ordinance be 
placed on file. 



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255 



Aid. Egan moved to concur in the re- 
port. 

The motion prevailed. 



HARBORS, WHARVES AND BRIDGES. 

The Committee on I^arhors, Wharves 
and Bridges submitted the following re- 
port: 

Chicago, May 10, 1909. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 

Your Committee on Harbors, Wharves 
and Bridges hereby submit a copy of an 
opinion rendered by the Corporation 
Counsel on the power of the City of 
Chicago to carry out the recommenda- 
tions of the Chicago Harbor Commission 
and the legislation necessary for the pur- 
pose, and recommend that said opinion 
be published and filed. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Chakles M. Foell, 

Chairman. 

Aid. Foell moved to concur in the fore- 
going report. 

The motion prevailed. 

The following is the said opinion of 
the Corporation Counsel: 
Office of the Corporation Counsel,] 
May 5, 1909. | 

LEGISLATION NECESSARY TO ENABLE THE 
CITY OF CHICAGO TO CARRY INTO EFFECT 
THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE CHICAGO 
HARBOR COMMISSION. 

Eon. CJuirles M. Foell, Chairman Com- 
mittee on Harbors, Wharves and 
Bridges : 

Dear Sir — In response to your request 
that the Corporation Counsel render to 
your Committee an opinion on the ques- 
tion of whether or not there is needed 
any additional legislation by the General 
Assembly of Illinois to enable the City of 
Chicago to carry into effect the recom- 
mendations of the Chicago Harbor Com- 
mission, as summarized on pages 55, 56, 
57 and 58 of its Report, published in 



March, 1909, I have the honor to sub- 
mit the following: 

Under the provisions of the Cities 
and Villages Act the City of Chicago has 
very full and complete power and au- 
thority to construct and regulate docks, 
wharves, canals and other facilities of 
commerce. This power is conferred by 
Clauses 30 to 39, inclusive, and Clause 
97 of Section 1, Article V, of the Cities 
and Villages Act. These clauses are as 
follows : 

"Thirtieth. To deepen, widen, dock, 
cover, wall, alter or change channel 
of water courses. 

Thirty-first. To construct and keep, 
in repair canals and slips for the ac- 
commodation of commerce. 

Thirty-second. To erect and keep 
in repair public landing places, 
wharves, docks and levees. 

Thirty-third. To regulate and con- 
trol the use of public and private 
landing places, wharves, docks and 
levees. 

Thirty-fourth. To control and reg- 
ulate the anchorage, moorage and 
landing of all water craft and their 
cargoes within the jurisdiction of the 
corporation. 

Thirty-fifth. To license, regulate 
and prohibit wharf-boats, tugs and 
"other boats used about the harbor, or 
within such jurisdiction. 

Thirty-sixth. To fix the rate of 
wharfage and dockage. 

Thirty-seventh. To collect wharfage 
and dockage from all boats, rafts or 
other craft landing at or using any 
public landing place, wharf, dock or 
levee within the limits of the corpora- 
tion. 

Thirty-eighth. To make regulations 

in regard to use of harbors, towing of 

vessels, opening and passing of bridges. 

Thirty-ninth. To appoint harbor 

masters and define their duties." 

* * -;s- * * * 

"Ninety-seventh. To pass all ordi- 
nances, rules, and make all regula- 



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tions, proper or necessary, to carry 
into effect the powers granted to 
cities or villages, with such fines or 
penalties as the City Council or board 
of trustees shall deem proper." 

Kurd's Statutes, Illinois, 1908, pp. 317 
and 321. 

The city is given further power to 
lease landing places and levees on navi- 
gable rivers by the Act of March 31, 
1874, Section 1, of which is as follows: 

"Section 1. That whenever, in the 
opinion of the legislative authority of 
any incorporated city, or of the presi- 
dent and board of trustees of any in- 
corporated town or village of this 
state, situate upon the banks of any 
navigable river, the lands acquired and 
owned by any such city, town or vil- 
lage, for the purpose of a public land- 
ing or public levee, are not immediate- 
ly required for such purpose, then any 
such city, town or village, ma}^ lease 
such parts of such landing or levee 
as may be thought best by the legis- 
lative authority of such city, or presi- 
dent and board of trustees of such 
town or village, for the purpose of 
erecting manufactories, warehouses or 
grain elevators thereon: Provided no 
such lease shall extend beyond the 
period of twenty-five years from its 
execution." 

Hurd's Statutes, Illinois, 1908, p. 
353. 

The city has also the power to exer- 
cise the right of eminent domain where 
it desires to acquire wharf or dock prop- 
erty or to do other work in aid of navi- 
gation which is, in fact, a local im- 
provement. Section 7, Part III, of the 
act of May 18, 1905, relating to the City 
of Chicago, conferring this power, is as 
follows : 

"Section 7. The City may exercise 
the right of eminent domain by con- 
demnation proceedings in conformity 
with the provisions of the constitu- 
tion and statutes of tTie State of Illi- 



nois for the acquirement of property 
useful, advantageous or desirable for 
municipal purposes, and the proced- 
ure in such cases shall be, as nearly 
as may be, like that provided for in an 
act entitled 'An act concerning local 
improvements,' approved June 14, 
1897, in force July 1, 1897, as now 
or hereafter from time to time 
amended." 

Hurd's Statutes, Illinois, 1908, p. 
339. 

Section 2 of the Eminent Domain Act 
of April 10, 1872, gives to the city the 
right to condemn land for canals. It 
provides that where "the right to con- 
struct or maintain any public road, rail- 
road, plankroad, turnpike road, canal or 
other public work or improvement, * * * 
has been heretofore or shall hereafter be 
conferred by general law or special char- 
ter" upon any municipal or other cor- 
poration, land for such improvement 
may be acquired by condemnation. It 
may be suggested that the words "other 
public work or improvement" would in- 
clude docks and wharves and other 
similar structures. In my opinion the 
rule of ejusdem generis applies in con- 
struing these words, and they should be 
held to include only improvements of 
the class similar to the specific matters 
designated, and therefore this section 
gives power only to condemn for im- 
provements which are in the nature of 
highways or canals. 

Under the powers conferred by the 
cities and villages act the City Council 
has passed a comprehensive ordinance 
relating to the control and regulation of 
the harbor. These regulations are foimd 
in Chapter 31 of the Revised Municipal 
Code of Chicago of 1905. Three of the 
more important sections of the Code, 
Sections 969, 975 and 998 are, for con- 
venience, set out in Appendix A. 

Passing now to the specific recom- 
m.endations of the Harbor Commission, 
for convenience, we shall take up these 
recommendations seriatim and note the 



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extent of the present power of the city 
to carry out these recommendations. 

The first division of the recommenda- 
tions concerns the Chicago river, includ- 
ing- both the Main river and South 
branch. Under this heading Recommen- 
dations a, b, d, e and «f are as follows : 
''(a) Widening the Main river to 
250 feet. 

(b) Completing the work of widen- 
ing the South Branch to a minimum of 
200 feet. 

(d) Cutting ofi the elbow at Rush 
street on the south side of the river. 

(e) Cutting off the projecting 
elbow south of the Chicago and North- 
western railway bridge at the north- 
east angle of the main forks, and mak- 
ing a turning basin at the present 
forks of the river. 

(f) Straightening the river from 
Twelfth to Sixteenth streets." 

I am of the opinion that the city has 
the power under the authority granted 
by Clause 30, Section 1, Article V of the 
Cities and Villages Act, to carry out 
these recommendations. If, as a matter 
of fact, such widening would be a "local 
improvement" within the meaning of 
those words as used in Section 9, Article 
IX. of the Constitution of Illinois, a part 
of the cost of such improvement might 
bfe assessed upon property specially bene- 
fited. If such improvement is, in fact, 
a local improvement, then the city may- 
condemn land under Section 7 of the Act 
in relation to the C/ity of Chicago, but if, 
in fact, such improvement is not a local 
improvement, then the city has no power 
to condemn. 

Recommendation c is as follows: 

"(c) Replacing center-pier and nar- 
row span bridges on the Main river 
and the South branch with bridges 
having a clear span of 200 feet with 
straight bottom chords instead of 
arched chords." 

I am of the opinion that the city has 
power to carry out this recommendation 



under the authority granted in and by 
Clause 28, Section 1, Article V of the 
Cities and Villages Act, which gives to 
the city power to construct and keep in 
repair bridges, viaducts and tunnels, 
and to regulate the use thereof. 

Recommendations g and h are as fol- 
lows : 

"(g) Illuminating the river by elec- 
tricity for navigation at night. 

(h) Diminishing the current, espe- 
cially in that portion of the river be- 
tween Lake street and Twenty-first 
street." 

JJnder its police power the city has 
the power ta illuminate the river in so 
far as necessary to protect lives and 
property. Furthermore than this the 
city cannot go without a further grant 
of power. The question of whether or 
not the city has the power to diminish 
the current in the river will depend 
largely on the means taken to accom- 
plish that end. If it can be accom- 
plished by deepening or widening the 
river the city has the power to do so 
under Clause 30, Section 1, Article V of 
the Cities and Villages Act. If it is to 
be done in some other way it is most 
likely that a further grant of power to 
the city would be necessary. 

Recommendation i is as follows: 

"(i) The establishment of a num- 
ber of public docks on the river sit- 
uated at localities convenient for the 
distribution of freight." 
I am of the opinion that under the 
authority granted in Clause 32, Section 
1, Article V of the Cities and Villages 
Act, the city has the power to establish 
public docks on the river. 

The second division of the recom- 
mendations applies to the North Branch 
of the Chicago river. Recommenda- 
tions b, c, e and g are as follows: 

"(b) Straightening the channel at 
some points, especially between Cly- 
bourn and Bloomingdale avenues, at 
North avenue, and betAveen Webster 



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avenue and the crossing of the Mil- 
waukee division of the Chicago and 
Northwestern railroad. 

(c) Widening to 20T> feet of the 

North Branch as far as it can be done 

in a practical and economical manner. 

(e) Dredging necessary to enable 

boats to reach the docks. 

(g) Dredging the turning basin just 
south of Diversey boulevard, particu- 
larly the east part thereof, to a suf- 
ficient depth to make it navigable." 
I am of the opinion that the city has 
the power to carry out these recommen- 
dations under the authority granted in 
Clause 30, Secti'on 1, Article V of the 
Cities and Villages Act. What was said 
under the discussion of the recommenda- 
tions relating to the Chicago river as to 
defraying a part of the expense by spe- 
cial assessment applies here as well. 
Recommendation a is as follows: 

"A technical engineering study for 
the purpose of outlining a detailed 
plan for the progressive improvement 
of the North Branch." 
I am of the opinion that the city has 
the power to carry out this recommen- 
dation under the authority granted in 
Clauses 30 to 39, inclusive, and Clause 
97 of Section 1, Article V of the Cities 
and Villages Act. Such a study is nec- 
essarily incidental to the carrying out of 
the powers specially granted. 

Recommendation f is as follows: 

"Remedying the unsatisfactory con- 
ditions at Fullerton avenue caused by 
a sewer opening an insufficient depth 
of water." 

I am of the opinion that the city has 
the power to carry out this recommen- 
dation under the authority granted in 
Clauses 30, 40 and 13 of Section 1, 
Article V of the Cities and Villages Act, 
and the other statutes of the state re- 
lating to sewers. Clause 40 gives to the 
City Council the power to provide for 
the cleansing and purification of waters, 
water courses and canals, and Clause 13 



gives power to regulate openings in 
streets for the laying of gas or water 
mains and pipes and the building and 
repairing of seAvers, tunnels and drains. 
Recommendation h is as follows: 

"An investigation of the feasibility 
of deepening and widening the channel 
now being built by the Sanitary Dis- 
trict and known as the North Shore 
Canal (Wilmette cut-off), so as to 
make it navigable." 
I am of the opinion that the city has 
the power to carry out this recommen- 
dation as to that part of the canal with- 
in the city limits, under the authority 
granted in Clause 31, Section 1, Article 
V of the Cities and Villages Act. The 
city has no power to construct canals 
outside of its corporate limits and hence 
no authority to spend money for investi- 
gating the feasibility of improving such 
canals. 

The third division of the recommenda- 
tions refers to the lake front. Recom- 
mendations a and c are as follows: 

" ( a ) Reserving that portion of the 
lake front between the mouth of the 
Chicago river and Chicago avenue for 
future harbor development. 

(c) Reserving that part of ,the 
lake front from the mouth of the Chi- 
cago river to Randolph street for har- 
bor development." 

The city has the power in part to 
carry out these recommendations. It 
can designate those parts of the lake 
front as the only places where permits 
for the erection of docks and wharves 
shall be issued and regulate the building 
and maintenance of any docks and 
wharves which may be built there. 
Further than this it can not go without 
a grant to itself by the State of the fee 
of the submerged lands or a license to 
build docks and wharves. 

Recommendation b is as follows: 

"Constructing piers between the 
mouth of the Chicago river and Chi- 
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passenger, package freight and fruit 
lines." 

The city has the power to carry out 
this recommendation under the author- 
ity granted in Clause 32, Section 1, 
Article V of the Cities and Villages Act 
whenever it shall receiyp from the State 
a grant of the fee of the submerged lands 
or a license to huild piers in and upon 
such lands. 

Recommendation d is as follows: 

"The preparation at once of a plan 
designed to permit the creation of a 
lake front park south of Grant park 
on lines which shall still make possible 
a future harbor development if such 
becomes necessary, as more fully ex- 
plained in the text of this report, this 
plan to be prepared by experts on park 
and harbor improvements working in 
collaboration, but subject to the final 
approval of the City Council and the 
South Park Commissioners." 

The city has the power to prepare the 
plan recommended under the authority 
granted in- Clauses 32, 38, 39 and 97 of 
Section 1, Article V of the Cities and 
Villages Act. To carry out the plan 
suggested would require additional legis- 
lation the precise nature of which will 
depend on the details of the plan. 

The fourth division of the recommen- 
dations refers to the Illinois and Michi- 
gan Canal, and the recommendation is 
as follows : 

"Securing the title to the right of 
way of the Illinois and Michigan 
canal from the General Government 
and the State of Illinois for the bene- 
fit of the City of Chicago." 

Additional legislation both by Con- 
gress and by the General Assembly will 
be necessary in order to carry out this 
recommendation. The nature of this 
legislation is discussed later on in this 
opinion. 

The fifth division of the recommenda- 
tions refers to the Calumet River and 



Harbor. Recommendation a is as fol- 
lows : 

'"Widening the Calumet river ^o a 
minimum of 300 feet as far as the 
Forks." 

The city has power to carry out this 
recommendation under the authority 
conferred in Clause 30, Section 1, Article 
V of the Cities and Villages Act. 

Recommendation b is as follows: 

"Replacing present bridges where 
the openings are insufficient, with 
bridges having ample waterway; and 
requiring that hereafter all bridges 
shall have two openings of 100 feet or 
more, or a single opening of 200 feet 
or more." 

The city has power to carry out this 
reconmiendation under the authority con- 
ferred in Clause 28, Section 1, Article \ 
of the Cities and Villages Act. 

Recommendation c is as follows : 

"Reserving frontage on the Calumet 
river for construction of public 
docks." 

What has been said as to recommen- 
dations a and c of the third division 
applies to this recommendation. 

Recommendation d is as follows: 

"Creating an inland harbor on Lake 
Calumet, either by the City of Chicago 
or by contract with riparian owners, 
as seems most feasible after detailed 
study of the legal engineering and 
financial problems involved." 

The city has not power, in my opinion, 
to carry out this recommendation. Leg- 
islation giving the city the fee to the 
submerged lands of Lake Calumet or a 
license to use such lands for harbor and 
allied purposes, with the power to re- 
claim and sell or trade a part of the 
submerged lands and to enter into con- 
tracts and agreements with riparian 
owners, and, if necessary, to condemn 
land and riparian rights of private own- 
ers, is necessary. 

The sixth division of the recommen- 



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dations refers to Harbor Administration 
and Finance. Recommendations a, b and 
c are as follows: 

"(a) Creating a Harbor Depart- 
ment in charge of a commissioner ap- 
pointed by the mayor, to be responsible 
for the supervision of dock and harbor 
matters and the protection of ship- 
ping interests in the port of Chicago, 
including both the Chicago and Calu- 
met harbors. 

(b) Appointing a thoroughly com- 
petent engineer to make the surveys 
recommended in the Commission's re- 
port and prepare detailed plans, speci- 
fications and estimates of cost of the 
suggested harbor improvements. 

(c) Appointing an advisory board 
of seven persons to co-operate with the 
engineer." 

I am of the opinion that the city has 
the power to carry out these recommen- 
dations under the authority granted in 
Clauses 33, 38, 39 and 97 of Section 1, 
Article V of the Cities and Villages Act. 
The only specific poM^er granted is the 
power to appoint harbor masters and 
define their duties, but if a competent 
engineer and an advisory board is neces- 
sary in order to exercise the regulatory 
powers granted by the statute, then I 
am of the opinion that the city would 
have power to appoint such engineers 
and such advisory board; nevertheless 
I am of the opinion that it would be bet- 
ter if the city, by additional legislation, 
were given plenary power to define, regu- 
late, control and improve harbors and 
tributary navigable streams in the city, 
and to do all things necessary and pro- 
per to carry out such plenary power. 
Such legislation would set at rest all 
questions as to the power of the city to 
carry out a comprehensive scheme of 
harbor improvement. 

Recommendation d is as follows: 

"Securing a grant, where necessary, 
from the legislature of Illinois for the 
City of Chicago of power to ac- 



quire, construct, maintain and oper- 
ate or lease for operation, wharves, 
docks and levees and in connection 
therewith, elevators, warehouses and 
vaults; also power to acquire, operate 
or lease tracks and terminal facilities 
in connection with docks, together with 
the power to condemn such land as 
may be necessary in the creation of 
. harbors or docks." 

The city already (has the power, as 
has been shown, to construct, maintain 
and operate wharves, docks and levees, 
but it has no right to lease them for 
operation, except that public landing 
places or public levees on the banks of 
navigable rivers not required for pur- 
poses of navigation may be leased for the 
purpose of erecting manufactories, 
warehouses or grain elevators, providing 
no such lease shall extend beyond a 
period of twenty-five years from the date 
of its execution. This power is given 
under the Act of March 30, 1874, to 
which Ave have heretofore called atten- 
tion. The city has no power to acquire, 
construct, maintain and operate or lease 
for operation in connection with wharves 
docks, and levees, elevators, warehouses 
and vaults or tracks and terminal fa- 
cilities, and in my opinion has no power 
to condemn land necessary for the crea- 
tion of harbors or docks except where 
the creation of such a harbor or dock 
is in the nature of a local improvement 
within the meaning of that term as used 
in the Constitution. 

Recommendation e is as follows: 

"A recommendation that careful 
consideration be given to the sugges- 
tions made on pages 52, 53 and 54 of 
the report in regard to constitutional 
amendments, securing to the city 
greater powers for the condemnation 
of land, the exemption of bonds from 
the debt limit where such bonds are 
issued for revenue-producing improve- 
ments, and the exemption of bonds 
from local taxation." 
I am of the opinion that under the 



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present Constitution the Legislature - 
could give the city sufficient power to 
condemn land for harbor purposes. 
Under the Constitution the Legislature 
has the power to authorize the condem- 
nation of private property which is to be 
used for a public purpose. (Constitu- 
tion of Illinois, Article II, Section 13). 
In order that bonds issued for the con- 
struction of harbor improvements may 
not be counted as a part of the aggre- 
gate bonded indebtedness of the city for 
the purpose of determining whether or 
not the debt limit has been reached, and 
in order that such bonds may be ex- 
empted from local taxation, a constitu- 
tional amendment would be necessary. 

Section 12, Article IX, of the Consti- 
tution fixes the debt limit at five per 
€ent of the assessed value of the taxable 
property. Under the decisions of our 
Supreme Court in the cases of Lohdell 
V. The City of Chicago, 227 111. 218, Vil- 
lage of East Moline v. Poj^e, 224 111. 386, 
and City of Joliet y. Alexander, 194 111. 
457, it would seem practically impossible 
to issue such bonds so that they would 
not be counted as part of the aggregate 
indebtedness of the city. 

A discussion of the vxirious recom- 
mendations of the Harbor Commission 
has indicated several respects in which 
the city now lacks the necessary power 
to carry out a comprehensive scheme of 
harbor improvements. Legislation is 
needed in the following matters: 

First. A grant of the fee or a license 
to occupy submerged lands of Lake 
Michigan, of Lake Calumet and of all 
other navigable lakes within the limits 
of the city. If a license is granted it 
should be a license not only to build 
docks, wharves and piers and to carry 
out all other harbor improvements, but 
it should also give the right to reclaim 
submerged lands and to sell or lease the 
same to private parties, or to let them 
for use by the city itself for the pur- 
pose of erecting warehouses, vaults and 
necessary track and terminal facilities, 



and in the case of a sale or lease to pri- 
vate parties, possibly for the additional 
purpose of erecting and maintaining 
manufacturing establishments. The city 
should also be given the power, in cases 
where it reclaims any land, to exchange 
such land by contract for the building 
of a harbor with the necessary docks and 
other improvements. Such docks when 
completed should become the property of 
the city, and the city should also have 
the power to sell or exchange a part of 
such reclaimed land for .riparian rights, 
if any, of the shore proprietors. The 
State owns the fee to the submerged 
lands of Lake Michigan and of other 
meandered and navigable lakes in this 
State, and this fee may be granted by 
the General Assembly which has the 
sovereign power of Parliament over such 
submerged lands, subject only to the 
power of the Federal Government to 
regulate commerce between the states. 
This fee, however, is not an absolute fee 
and can not be conveyed for use by the 
grant for any purpose other than for a 
public purpose; that is to say, the fee 
is held in trust by the State for the use 
of the people of the State. 

Illinois Central R. B. v. Illinois, 146 
U. S. 387. 

Bevell V. The People, 111 111. 468. 

Col)T) V. Commissioners of Lincoln 
Park, 202 111. 427. 

People V. Kirk, 162 111. 138. 

Subject to the limitations which I 
have stated above, I am of the opinion 
that the Legislature has adequate power 
to grant to Chicago the necessary power 
and the necessary rights in the sub- 
merged lands for the purpose of carry- 
ing out the recommendations of the Har- 
bor Commissioners. 

• 

Second. A grant of the power to con- 
struct and operate or lease for operation 
in connection with docks, etc., public 
warehouses, elevators, vaults and all 
necessary and proper terminal tracks 



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and other terminal facilities, and to con- 
demn the land necessary therefor. 

Third. A grant of plenary power to 
define, regulate, control maintain and 
improve harbors and tributary navigable 
streams and navigable canals. The 
power as to tributary navigable streams 
and canals outside of the city limits but 
a part of or connected with such streams 
or canals within the city should be 
limited to the power of investigation 
and the authority to enter into agree- 
ments and make contracts for the con- 
trol, maintenance and improvement of 
such streams and canals with other 
municipalities, and, if necessary, to ex- 
pend money for such control, regulation 
and improvement. This grant of power 
would cover fully the matter of illu- 
minating the river and harbor, of spend- 
ing money for investigation of the feasi- 
bility of tributary navigable streams and 
canals, and generally would set at rest 
all questions which are likely to be 
raised as to the city's power in relation 
to the construction, maintenance and im- 
provement of harbors and harbor facili- 
ties. 

Fourth. A grant to the city of wider 
and more comprehensive power in the 
exercise of the right of eminent domain. 
Under the Constitution the State may 
authorize the exercise of the power of 
eminent domain whenever private prop- 
erty is to be taken for public use. The 
right of eminent domain — the right to 
condemn land — is in derogation of the 
common law and of common right, and 
statutes authorizing the taking of pri- 
vate property are strictly construed. 

Chicago & Nortlvwestern Ry. Go. v. 
Chicago Mechanics Institute, 87 N. E. 
933. 

Harvey v. Aurora, etc., B. Co., 174 
111. 295. 

Ligare v. City of Chicago, 139 111. 46. 
Illinois Central Ry. Co. v. City of 
Chicago, 138 111. 453. 

Chicago & Northicestern R. Co. v. 
Gault, 133 111. 657. 



City of St._ 
111. 463. 



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The right of condemnation must be 
expressly given. It is not implied. In 
Chicago d NorthtDestern Ry. Co. v. Town 
of Cicero, 154 111. 656, the court did say 
that the power to open and lay out any 
new street, alley or highway, necessarily 
implied the power to ■ institute condem- 
nation proceedings, but express power to 
institute such proceedings was to be 
found in Section 2 of the Eminent Do- 
main Act, and ihence the language of the 
court may have been used with the 
Eminent Domain Act in mind. 

In a later case. Helm v. City of Gray- 
ville, 224 111. 274, the court bases the 
right to condemn land for a ferry not 
upon the power of the city to establish 
ferries, but upon Section 23 of the Ferry 
Act, (Hurd's Statutes, 1908, page 55). 
Under the statutes the city's present 
power to condemn land for harbor im- 
provement is confined to those cases 
where such improvements are in fact a 
local improvement and may be paid for 
by special assessment. 

Section 7 of the Act of May 18, 1905, 
relating to the City of Chicago, in my 
opinion gives the right of eminent do- 
main only in cases where property is 
acquired which is "useful, advantageous 
or desirable for municipal purposes" 
where the purpose itself when carried 
out would be a local improvement. Sec- 
tion 7 is in a very unsatisfcatory form 
at present. It should provide not only 
that the procedure may be similar to 
that under the Local Improvement Act, 
but also that in all necessary cases it 
may be similar to that under the 
Eminent Domain Act. 

There is no question in this State as 
to the public character of docks and har- 
bor improvements, and the power of 
eminent domain may be exercised for the 
acquiring of lands and of interests in 
lands which are to be used for such pur- 
pose. 



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Chicago Candl & Dock Co. v. Garrity, 
115 111. 155. 

In my opinion the city should have 
legislation giving it plenary power to 
condemn lands, interests in lands and all 
riparian or other rights for the purpose 
of constructing harbors, "landings, docks, 
wharves and all other harbor improve- 
ments, and for public warehouses, eleva- 
tors and vaults connected therewith, and 
for all tracks and other terminal facili- 
ties necessary or proper to be used in 
connection with such warehouses, eleva- 
tors and vaults. In connection with 
this the city should also have the right 
to condemn park lands and should have 
the further right to condemn all docks, 
piers, Avharves and other harbor improve- 
ments, and warehouses, elevators and 
vaults used in connection with the same, 
together with all tracks and other ter- 
minal facilities now owned by private 
parties, and to condemn all rights, title 
and interest (if any) of private owners 
in and to the submerged lands. The 
power to condemn docks and other prop- 
erty connected therewith now under pri- 
vate ownership becomes especially im- 
portant because of the fact that there 
are two private dock companies both or- 
ganized under special acts of the General 
Assembly of this State, which may claim 
Tights which will conflict with the carry- 
ing out of the plans of the Harbor Com- 
mission. 

The Chicago Dock and Canal Company 
was organized under a special act of the 
General Assembly passed February 12, 
1857, and amended February 22, 1861. 
The charter purports to give to the com- 
pany broad powers. It gives the com- 
pany the right to erect docks on the 
shore and in the navigable waters of 
Lake Michigan between the Chicago 
river and Chicago avenue, and the power 
to own real estate in Kinzie's Addition 
to Chicago not exceeding in all fifty 
acres. The company has the power of 
eminent domain and the right to vacate 



streets and alleys. Among the provi- 
sions of the charter are the following: 

"Said company shall have the power 
to inclose, make and protect, and also 
to erect and construct on their own 
lands and on the shore and in the 
navigable waters of Lake Michigan 
(so that they do not in any manner 
obstruct or prevent the free navigation 
of the same, in front of their own 
lands and premises, and in front of 
the premises of such person or persons 
as may assent to the same), wharves, 
docks, moles, piers, breakwaters and 
such other erections, protections, im- 
provements and conveniences for the 
safety and accommodation of boats and 
vessels, and the security and advan- 
tageous use of their own property, 
wharves and docks, or for the pur- 
poses of convenience in the use and 
enjoyment of said property by the 
said company, as the board of direc- 
tors of said company may deem neces- 
sary and proper. 

Said company shall also have power 
to excavate, maintain, preserve and 
keep open canals, basins, slips, and 
such other ways, . with their embank- 
ments, supporters and appurtenances, 
for the entrance of boats and vessels 
of all kinds from the lake, and also 
from the Chicago harbor and river; to 
levee part of their property, lands and 
premises as may, by the board of di- 
rectors of said company, be considered 
necessary and convenient for the pro- 
fitable use and enjoyment of said 
property, and for the interests of said 
company." 

I am advised that under its charter 
the company has made some harbor im- 
provements near the mouth of the Chi- 
cago river, but it has not exercised its 
rights anywhere else between the Chicago 
river and Chicago avenue. Its right to 
build wharves, etc., in the submerged 
lands of Lake Michigan is a mere li- 
cense, in my opinion, which does not 
ripen into a right until the structure is 



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actually built, but after the structure is 
built then the company, under and by 
virtue of its charter and grant, has the 
right to maintain it in the submerged 
lands. Of course the company before 
it builds any new structure must not 
only get a permit from the city, but must 
also secure the consent of the Secretary 
of War. Insofar as the right to occupy 
the submerged lands of Lake Michigan 
has not been exercised it may have been 
lost by non-user, for it (has been fifty- 
two years since the charter was granted. 
"A private corporation created by 
the Legislature may lose its rights by 
misuser or non-user of them and they 
may be resumed by the government 
under a judicial judgment upon a quo 
warramto to ascertain and enforce the 
forfeiture." 

Terrett v. Taylor, 9 Cranch. 43. 

If the rights of this company to occupy 
the submerged lands, in so far as they 
have not been exercised, have not been 
lost by non-user they may be revoked 
by the Legislature. 

Illinois Central B. B. Co. v. Illinois, 
146 111. 387. 

In any case any right which this com- 
pany has to occupy submerged lands be- 
tween the Chicago river and Chicago 
avenue is not exclusive and will not pre- 
vent the city from building docks or 
making other harbor improvements, in 
case it shall obtain the necessary power 
from the General Assembly. 

Another private dock company claim- 
ing rights in the Calumet District is the 
Calumet and Chicago Canal and Dock 
Company, incorporated by special act of 
the General Assembly passed March 10, 
1869. Sections 5, 6 and 9 are as fol- 
lows : 

"Section 5. The said company 
shall have power to enter upon and 
make surveys of any lands and prem- 
ises between the South Branch of the 
Chicago river, or the Illinois and 
. Michigan canal, and the Calumet 



river, which empties into Lake Michi- 
gan at or near Section five ( 5 ) , Town- 
ship thirty-seven ( 37 ) North, Range fif- 
teen (15) East of the Third (3d) Prin- 
cipal Meridian, in Cook County, Illinois, 
for the purpose of ascertaining and lo- 
cating the most advantageous route for 
constructing a canal, and are hereby 
authorized and empowered to construct 
and make a canal, of such width as 
they shall determine, from such point 
on the said Calumet river as said 
company shall determine, to such point 
on the South Branch of the Chicago 
river, or the Illinois and Michigan 
canal, as the said company shall deter- 
mine : Provided, the said company 
shall have the right to construct and 
make any part or portion thereof, from 
time to time, until the whole is com-' 
pleted; and may construct, use, oper- 
ate and employ and maintain such 
docks, slips, basins, ship-yards, dock- 
yards, dry docks, warehouses and piers 
as said company may deem necessary 
and proper; and may make such rules 
and regulations as the company may 
prescribe for the passage in said canal 
of all boats, vessels or other water- 
craft; Provided, no tolls or dues shall 
ever be charged or collected for the 
passage of any vessel, boat or water- 
craft in said canal. 

Section 6. Said company shall 
have the right to acquire, by condem- 
nation, title to any lands or real estate 
to the extent of three hundred feet on 
each side of the center line of said 
canal, as the same shall be located and 
established, under and by virtue of 
any law or laws of the State of Illi- 
nois authorizing the condemnation of 
said real estate for public improve- 
ments; and when such lands or real 
estate shall have been so acquired, the 
fee thereof shall be vested in said 
company. 

Section 9. Nothing in this act 
contained shall authorize said company 
to exercise the right of condemnation 



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within the present limits of the City 
of Chicago, or within Section sixteen 
(16), town thirty-eight (38) north, 
range fourteen east of the third prin- 
cipal meridian." 

This company is essentially a canal 
and land company with the power to 
maintain docks, warehouses, etc., in 
connection with the canal. I am not ad- 
vised as to how far the company has 
exercised the rights given it under its 
charter. Generally the same rules of 
law would apply to it as would apply 
to the Chicago Dock and Canal Company. 
Apparently, however, whatever rights 
this company has exercised or whatever 
rights it may still have will not conflict 
with the plans and recommendations of 
the Harbor Commission. 

Another private dock company, the 
Chicago South Branch Dock Company, 
was incorporated by special act of the 
General Assembly February 19, 1859. It 
had power to build and maintain docks 
on the South Branch of the Chicago 
river. I am advised, however, that this 
company is no longer in existence, and 
that it has never done anything under 
the powers granted by its charter. 

Fifth. A specific grant to the city 
of the rights of the State in the Illinois 
and Michigan canal, but such a grant 
must be made in pursuance of authority 
duly granted by an act of Congress. The 
act of Congress should not only give to 
the State of Illinois the power to convey 
its rights, but should also transfer all 
rights of the Federal Grovernment to the 
City of Chicago under such conditions 
and limitations as Congress may see fit 
to impose. 

In connection ,with all that has been 
said heretofore in this opinion it must 
be remembered that all legislation of the 
State is subject to the power of the 
Federal Government to regulate com- 
merce among the several states, as 
granted by Clauses 3 and 17, Section 8 
of Article I of the Constitution of the 
United States. Until Congress acts, 



such regulations of commerce as have 
been considered in this opinion are under 
the control of the states. After the 
Federal Government has acted, however, 
its control is supreme. 

Harmon v. City of Chicago, 147 U. 
S. 396. 

Black on Constitutional Law, pages 
193-4. 

Congress has passed several acts in 
relation to interstate commerce, one of 
which, the Act of March 3, 1899, pro- 
vides that no dock or similar structure 
shall be erected in any navigable water 
of the United States or in any harbor 
without the consent of the Secretary of 
War. Appendix B hereto attached con- 
tains the more important provisions of 
the acts of Congress which directly or 
indirectly affect the carrying out of the 
recommendations of the Harbor Commis- 
sion, i' 

In case it should finally be determined 
by the city that docks and other harbor 
improvements should be built (on the 
lake front between the Chicago river and 
Chicago avenue) by private capital, the 
work in part could be done by the Chi- 
cago Dock and Canal Company if that 
company still has the right under its 
charter to occupy the submerged lands. 
As a condition of granting a permit for 
the construction the city may impose 
such regulations by ordinance as seem 
best, saving and reserving all its rights. 
Work in the Calumet region might be 
done by the Calumet and Chicago Canal 
and Dock Company under similar condi- 
tions. 

Public dock and warehouse companies 
may be organized now under the gen- 
eral incorporation act of Illinois, but in 
order to give to such companies the 
power to carry out harbor improvements 
in accordance with the plan of the Com- 
mission, such companies should have ad- 
ditional power granted them by the Gen- 
eral Assembly (a) to build docks in 
portions of Lake-Michigan or Lake Calu- 
met designated by the City Council, and 



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May 10, 1909. 



to occupy the submerged lands so far as 
may be necessary for such purpose; (b) 
to condemn necessary lands and riparian 
rights, and, if necessary, rights of park 
commissioners. In general, such com- 
panies might be given powers similar to 
those given to canal companies under the 
Act of February 27, 1874, Kurd's 
Statutes of Illinois, 1908, Chapter 20, 
pages 225 and 226. 

At the suggestion of the " Corporation 
Counsel I have examined the bills pro- 
posed by the Chicago Charter Conven- 
tion, now pending before the General 
Assembly, with a view to determining 
whether or not those bills if passed will 
give to the city sufficient power to carry 
out the recommendations of the Harbor 
Commission. Section 1 of Article I, of 
Senate Bill No. 294 provides for the con- 
solidation of the city government, abro- 
gates the Board of Park Commissioners 
and places the parks under the control 
of the city. 

Section 22 of Article III, of Senate Bill 
No. 295 gives the City Council the power 
to sell park property under certain con- 
ditions, with the consent of the Board of 
Park Commissioners. Section 7, Article 

II, of the same bill gives to the city 
power to regulate the service and charges 
of public utilities. Section 12, Article 

III, gives to the city the right to con- 
demn or purchase property inside of the 
city limits for any municipal purpose, 
and the method by which the property 
may be condemned is not limited. Sec- 
tion 16, Article III, gives the city power 
to acquire property by purchase outside 
of the city limits "useful or advantage- 
ous for any municipal purpose." Sec- 
tion 18, Article III, gives the city power 
to condemn easements or riparian or 
other incorporeal rights. Section 1, 
Article IV, continues to enforce the gen- 
eral laws of the State concerning local 
improvements so far as not inconsistent 
with the new charter bills. Section 4, 
Article IV provides for the exercise of 
the right of eminent domain in making 



local improvements. 

Section 1 of Senate Bill No. 296 on 
public ntilities provides in part as fol- 
lows ; 

"The City of Chicago shall have full 
power and authority to acquire, own, 
construct, maintain and operate within 
the limits of the city (and) public 
utility works for the use of the city 
and the property therein and the in- 
habitants thereof (including wharves, 
docks and levees and, in connection 
with such wharves, docks or levees, 
elevators, warehouses, vaults and nec- 
essary or appropriate tracks and ter- 
minal facilities), and to fix the rates 
and charges for the services rendered 
by means of such utilities and for this 
purpose to acquire by purchase, con- 
demnation, construction or otherwise, 
whatever property real or personal 
may be necessary or appropriate, and 
to lease the same to any . person or 
corporation authorized under the laws 
of the State to operate the same, for 
the purpose of operating the same for 
any period not longer than twenty 
years, upon such terms and conditions 
as the City Council shall deem for the 
best interests of the public." 

Section 6 of the same bill provides 
that the city upon making a public util- 
ity grant to a private owner may reserve 
the right to purchase the same. Section 
14 is as follows: 

"For the purpose of acquiring or 
constructing wharves, docks, levees, or 
in' connection with such wharves, 
docks or levees, elevators, warehouses, 
vaults or necessary and appropriate 
tracks or terminal facilities, the city 
may reclaim the submerged lands 
under any public waters within the 
jurisdiction of or bordering upon the 
city of Chicago, and shall thereupon 
be vested with the absolute title, in 
fee simple, to the lands so reclaimed; 
and for any of the purposes aforesaid 
the city may acquire, by purchase, con- 



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demnation or otherwise, the title of 
the private or public owners, if any 
there be, to lands lying beneath such 
public waters and to any lands pene- 
trating into or abutting on such public 
waters, and also the riparian or other 
rights, if any there be, of the owners 
of the shore lands abutting on such 
public waters in or over such public 
waters or the submerged lands under 
such waters. The city and the owner 
or owners of any such abutting lands 
or riparian or other rights are hereby 
authorized to agree upon a division of 
the said submerged lands between the 
eaid city and the said owners, and upon 
a boundary line dividing the submerged 
lands acquired or to be acquired by isaid 
city, and the submerged lands to be 
taken, owned and used by said owners 
in lieu of and as compensation for the 
release or transfer of such riparian or 
other rights to said city; subject, how- 
ever, to the requirement that in all 
eases in which said city shall have 
agreed upon any such division, the said 
city shall file a petition or petitions 
in chancery and obtain a decree of 
court thereon in like manner as is pro- 
vided with respect to boards of park 
commisisoners in and by a statute of 
the State of Illinois entitled, 'An Act 
authorizing park commissioners to ac- 
quire and improve submerged and 
shore lands for park purposes, provid- 
ing for the payment therefor, and 
granting unto such commissioners cer- 
tain rights and powers and to riparian 
owners certain rights and titles,' ap- 
proved May 2, 1907. 

No ordinance authorizing the city 
to reclaim or fill in any of the sub- 
merged lands under the waters of Lake 
Michigan shall go into effect until 
sixty days after the passage thereof, 
and if within such sixty days a pe- 
tition shall be filed signed by ten per 
centum of the registered voters of the 
city praying for the submission of such 
ordinance to the voters of the city, 
not until such ordinance shall have 



been approved by a majority of the 

voters of the city voting upon the 

question at any election." 

It will thus be seen that if Senate 
Bills 294, 295 and 296 are enacted into 
law, the city will have much of the 
power necessary to carry out the recom- 
mendations of the Harbor Commission, 
except that the city will not obtain any 
rights in the Illinois & Michigan Canal, 
nor will it have plenary power to main- 
tain and improve harbors and tributary 
navigable streams and canals, and there 
might be some difficulty in securing park 
lands. There also should be a clear and 
unequivocal grant of the right to "oc- 
cupy" as well as to "reclaim" submerged 
lands. Aside from these matters the 
new charter bills will, in my opinion, if 
enacted into law, give to the city sub- 
stantially the power necessary to carry 
out the recommendations of the Harbor 
Commission. 

Yours very truly, 
(Signed) Edwin H. Cassels. 

Approved : 

Edward J. Bbundage, 

Corporation Counsel. 

appendix a. 
Revised Municipal of Chicago of 1905. 

Chapter XXXI. 

Section 969. Definitions.) The har- 
bor shall consist of the Chicago river 
and its branches to their respective 
sources, the Ogden canal, all slips ad- 
jacent to and connecting with the Chi- 
cago river, the Calumet river and all 
slips connecting therewith, the drainage 
canal, all piers and basins, and the 
waters of Lake Michigan, including all 
breakwaters, piers and permanent struc- 
tures therein for a distance of three 
miles from the shore between the north 
and south lines of the city extended. The 
harbor as herein defined shall be sub- 
ject to the control of the harbor mas- 
ter, under the supervision and accord- 
ing to the directions of the Commissioner 



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of Public Works, and the use thereof 
shall be governed by the ordinances of 
the city. The words "vessels," "crafts" 
and "floats" shall be deemed to include 
every kind of sailing, steam or other 
vessel lying or floating in, or navigating, 
the harbor. 

Section 975. Police Powers.) The 
harbor master and the assistant harbor 
masters shall be sworn in as special 
policemen by the Superintendent of Po- 
lice, for the purpose of carrying more 
readily into effect the police regulations 
of the city concerning the harbor under 
their charge and to preserve the public 
peace and quiet in and about the harbor, 
and for such purposes shall have all the 
power and authority of police officers 
under the laws of the state and the ordi- 
nances of the city. 

Section 998. Dock Construction — Ke- 
pairing.) It shall be the duty of the 
harbor master to require all persons 
who may be engaged in repairing, re- 
newing, altering or constructing any dock 
within the city to produce a permit from 
the Department of Public Works, which 
permit shall specify the character and 
location of such repairing, renewal, alter- 
ation or construction, and in default of 
the production of such permit tlie har- 
bor master shall at once stop all work 
on such dock, and shall cause the arrest 
of any such persons engaged in such un- 
lawful repairing, renewal, alteration and 
construction. Any such person so ar- 
rested shall be fined not less than fifty 
dollars nor more than one hundred dol- 
lars for each offense. In the event of 
any such dock having been repaired, re- 
newed, altered or constructed in or upon 
the water area of the harbor of the city, 
the person thus convicted of a violation 
of this section, in addition to the fine 
hereinbefore specified, shall be required 
at once, and at his own expense or cost, 
to remove suoh dock back to its former 
location; and, in default of such re- 
moval of such dock, the Commissioner 
of Public Works is hereby authorized to 
cause such dock to be removed to such 



location as he deems best and to recover, 
from the person so convicted, the cost or 
expense of such removal. 

appendix b. 

Provisions of United States Statutes on 
the subject of harbor improvement, etc. 
Act of February 6, 1893, Sec. 1. (Fed- 
eral Annotated, VI, 824.) 

Anchorage grounds and regulations 
for port of Chicago.) That the Secre- 
tary of the Treasury be authorized and 
directed to define and establish anchor- 
age grounds for vessels in the har- 
bors of Chicago, and waters of Lake 
Michigan adjacent thereto, to adopt 
suitable rules and regulations in rela- 
tion to the same, and also to adopt 
suitable rules and regulations govern- 
ing the use of marked inshore chan- 
nels in Lake Michigan in front of the 
City of Chicago, and to take all neces- 
sary measures for the proper enforce- 
ment of such rules and regulations." 
Act of March 3, 1899, Sees. 9, 10, 11. 

(Federal Statutes Annotated, VI, 805, 

813, 815.) 

Sec. 9. Authority for construction 
of bridges, dikes, dams, etc. — Plans.) 
That it shall not be lawful to con- 
struct or commence the construction of 
any bridge, dam, dike, or causeway 
over or in any port, roadstead, haven, 
harbor, canal, navigable river, or other 
navigable water of the United States 
until the consent of Congress to the 
building of such structures shall have 
been obtained and until the plans for 
the same shall have been submitted to 
and approved by the Chief of Engi- 
neers and by the Secretary of War; 
provided, that such structures may be 
built under authority of the legisla- 
ture of a State across rivers and other 
waterways the navigable portions of 
which lie wholly within the limits of a 
single State, provided the location and 
plans thereof are submitted to and 
approved by the Chief of Engineers 
and by the Secretary of War before 
construction is commenced." 



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Sec. 10. Obstruction of navigable 
waters forbidden — Approval of plans 
for wharves, etc. — Excavations and 
fillings.) That the creation of any 
obstruction not affirmatively author- 
ized by Congress, to the navigable ca- 
pacity of any of the waters of the 
United States is hereby prohibited; 
and it shall not be lawful to build or 
commence the building of any wharf, 
pier, dolphin, boon, weir, breakwater, 
bulkhead, jetty, or other structures in 
any port, roadstead, haven, harbor, ca- 
nal, navigable river, or other water of 
the United States, outside established 
harbor lines, or where no harbor lines 
have been established, except on plans 
recommended by the Chief of Engi- 
neers and authorized by the Secre- 
tary of War; and it shall not be law- 
ful to excavate or fill, or in any man- 
ner to alter or modify the course, lo- 
cation, condition, or capacity of, any 
port, roadstead, haven, harbor, canal, 
lake, harbor, or refuge, or inclosure 
within the limits of any breakwater, or 
of the channel of any navigable water 
of the United States, unless the work 
has been recommended by the Chief 
of Engineers and authorized by the 
Secretary of War prior to beginning 
the same. 

Sec. 11. Establishment of harbor 
lines — Displacements by fillings, etc.) 
That where it is made manifest to the 
Secretary of War that the establish- 
ment of harbor lines is essential to the 
preservation and protection of harbors 
he may, and is hereby, authorized to 
cause such lines to be established, be- 
yond which no piers, wharves, bulk- 
heads, or other works shall be extend- 
ed or deposits made, except under such 
regulations as may be prescribed from 
time to time by him; Provided, that 
whenever the Secretary of War grants 
to any person or persons permission to 
extend piers, wharves, bulkheads, or 
other works, or to make deposits in 
any tidal harbor or river of the United 
States beyond any harbor lines estab- 



lished under authority of the United 
States, he shall cause to be ascer- 
tained the amount of tide water dis- 
placed by any such structure or by 
any such deposits, and he shall, if he 
deem it necessary, require the parties 
to whom the permission is given to 
make compensation for such displace- 
ment either by excavating in some part 
of the harbor, including tide-water 
channels between high and low water 
mark, to such an extent as to create 
a basin for as much tide water as may 
be displaced by such structure, or by 
such deposits, or in any other mode 
that may be satisfactory to him. 

Act of March 23, 1906, Sec. 1. (Fed- 
eral Statu:^s Annotated, Supplement 
1907, p. 311.) 

( Bridges — ^General provisions for 
constructing over navigable waters — 
Secretary of War to approve plans, etc. 
— Modification of plans restricted.) 
That when, hereafter, authority is 
granted by Congress to any persons 
to construct and maintain a bridge 
across or over any of the navigable 
waters of th|e United States, such 
bridge shall not be built or commenced 
until the plans and specifications for 
its construction, together with such 
drawings of the proposed construction 
and such map of the proposed location 
as may be required for a full under- 
standing of the subject, have been sub- 
mitted to the Secretary of War and 
Chief of Engineers for their approval, 
nor until they shall have approved such 
plans and specifications and the lo- 
cation of such bridge and accessory 
works; and when the plans for any 
bridge to be constructed under the 
provisions of this Act have been ap- 
proved by the Chief of Engineers and 
by the Secretary of War it shall not 
be lawful to deviate from such plans, 
either before or after completion of the 
structure, unless the modification of 
such plans has previously been sub- 
mitted to and received the approval 



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of the Chief of Engineers and of the 
Secretary of War." 



;1 



Office of the Corporation Counsel, 
May 5, 1909. 

Eon. Charles M. Foell, chairman, Com- 
mittee on Earhors, Wharves and 
Bridges: 

Dear Sir — Summarizing briefly the 
opinion which has been rendered to your 
committee on the subject of the legis- 
lation necessary to enable the City of 
Chicago to carry out the recommenda- 
tions of the Chicago Harbor Commission, 
this office has , advised that the City 
should have further enabling legislation 
in the following respects: . 

1. A grant of the fee in or a license 
to occupy the submerged lands of Lake 
Michigan, of Lake Calumet and of other 
navigable lakes within the city, 

2. A grant of power to construct and 
operate in connection with docks, etc., 
public warehouses, elevators, vaults and 
all necessary and proper terminal facili- 
ties. 

3. A grant of plenary power to define, 
regulate, control, maintain and improve 
harbors and tributary navigable streams 
and canals. 

4. A grant of more comprehensive pow- 
er to exercise the right of eminent do- 
main. 

5. A grant of the rights of the State 
and of the United States of that part of 
the Illinois and Michigan Canal located 
within the City. 

Gri-ants 1;, 2, 3 and 4 may well be in- 
cluded in one bill. Grant 5 should be by 
a separate bill and such a bill should not 
be passed by the General Assembly except 
by authority of an Act of Congress. 

The bill for grants 1, 2, 3 and 4 may 
be- drawn as an amendment to the Cities 
and Villages Act or it may be made to 
apply to the City of Chicago only under 
the provisions of the constitutional 
amendment of 1903 proclaimed by the 



Governor as adopted December 5, 1904, 
and known as Section 34 of Article IV 
of the constitution. 

I have prepared an outline of the pro- 
visions of such a bill. Its final form 
will, of course, depend on whether or not 
your Committee (in case it shall decide 
to try to procure the necessary legisla- 
tion) shall decide to ask for legislation 
applying only to Chicago. When this 
point is determined a bill can be prepared 
immediately and submitted to your Com- 
mittee. 

Yours very truly, 

(Signed) Edwin H. Cassels. 

Approved: 

Edward J. Bbundage, 

Corporation Counsel. 



ELECTIONS. 

The Committee on Elections submitted 
the following report, which was, on mo- 
tion of Aid. Coughlin, deferred and or- 
dered published: 

Chicago, May 10, 1909. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in City Council Assembled'. 

Your Committee on Elections to whom 
was referred (April 26th, 1909, page 
100) the petition of Joseph A. Smejkal 
for a recount of the ballots cast for Al- 
derman in the Thirty-fourth Ward at 
the election held the 6th day of April, 
1909, beg leave to report that the com- 
mittee met pursuant to call, took up the 
matter of the contest and appointed a 
subcommittee consisting of Aldermen 
Dailey, Clancy and Reading to open and 
count the ballots. Said subcommittee 
opened and counted the ballots cast for 
Alderman in the said Thirty-fourth 
Ward at the election held on the 6th 
day of April, 1909, and found that 3,333 
ballots were cast for William F. Hyan, 
and that 3,297 ballots were cast for 
Joseph A. Smejkal. 

Your committee, therefore, recom- 



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mends that the petition of Joseph A. 
Smejkal be placed on file. 

Eespectfully submitted, 
(Signed) John Coughlin, 

Chairman. 
(Signed) Edward f. Ctjixerton, 
Thomas F. Scully, 
James Dailey, 
James F. Clancy, 
W. H. Blencoe, 
Joseph F. Capp, 
Matt. A. Mueller, 
Chas. E. Reading, 
Jas. H, Lawley. 



CITY HALL AND PUBLIC BUILDINGS. 

The Committee on City Hall and Pub- 
lic Buildings submitted the following re- 
port, which was, on motion of Aid, Tay- 
lor, deferred and ordered published: 

Chicago, May 10, 1909. 

To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 
of Chicago in City Council Assembled: 
Your Committee on City Hall and 
Public Buildings, having had under con- 
sideration public bids submitted to the 
Commissioner of Public Works for work 
in connection with the construction of 
the new City Hall, beg leave to report 
and recommend for passage the ordinance 
herewith submitted authorizing and di- 
recting the said Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works to accept the bid of the Oil 
City Boiler Works for boilers in the 
City Hall, and to execute the contract 
hereto attached : 

Be it ordained hy the City Council of 

the City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby au- 
thiorized and directed to enter into a 
contract with Oil City Boiler Works, a 
Pennsylvania corporation, for the con- 
struction and installation of the boilers, 



breeching and setting in the City Hall 
building, to be erected on the west half 
of Block thirty-nine ( 39 ) , in the 
original town of Chicago, in accordance 
with the terms and conditions of the 
form of agreement attached hereto, for 
a sum not to exceed twenty-nine thou- 
sand two hundred and eight ($29,208.00) 
dollars; provided, said Oil City Boiler 
Works shall execute said contract and 
furnish a bond for the faithful per- 
formance of the same in the penal sum 
of twenty-nine thousand two hundred 
and eight ($29,208.00) dollars, with sure- 
ties satisfactory to the Commissioner 
of Public Works, and conditioned as re- 
quired by law within such time as may 
be required by said Commissioner of 
Public Works. 

Section 2. This lordiannce shall be in 
force and effect from and after its pas- 
sage and approval. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Francis W. Taylor, 
Chairman. 



This Agreement, made and entered 

into this day of ; , A. D. 

1909, between Oil City Boiler Works, a 
corporation organized under the laws of 
the State of Pennsylvania, party of the 
first part, and the City of Chicago, party 
of the second part, WITNESSETH: 

1. That the said party of the first 
part for and in consideration of the 
payments to be to it made by the City 
of Chicago as hereinafter set forth, here- 
by covenants and agrees to furnish all 
labor and materials and do all the work 
of every sort and kind required in the 
construction and installation of the boil- 
ers, breeching and setting in the City Hall 
building, to be erected on the west half 
of Block thirty-nine (39) in the original 
Town of Chicago, as contemplated by 
"Alternate bid No. 2, Proposal No. 1,'* 
submitted by said party of the first part, 
and in conformity to and in accordance 
with the plans, drawings and specifica- 



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tions prepared by Messrs. Holabird & 
Roche, architects, and identified by the 
signatures of said party of the first part, 
of the Commissioner of Public Works, 
of the City of Chicago and of said archi- 
tects, copies of which are hereto at- 
tached and made parts hereof, the orig- 
inals being on file in the office of said 
Commissioner of Public Works. 

2, It is expressly understood by the 
parties hereto that the contractor for 
the general work of constructing said 
building has agreed to commence said 
general work after the completion of the 
work of wrecking the old building, exca- 
vating, and sinking the caissons, and 
within five (5) (iays after the date when 
possession of the premises shall be de- 
livered to it, said date to be fixed by 
notice in writing from the Commissioner 
of Public Works of the City of Chicago, 
which shall be receipted for by said con- 
tractor in writing, and that said con- 
tractor has agreed to prosecute said gen- 
eral work diligently and continuously 
and to fully complete the same within 
eighteen (18) calendar months from the 
date of the delivery to it of possession 
of the premises " as aforesaid. 

The party of the first part hereby 
agrees to commence the installation of 
said boilers as soon as the construction 
of said building shall be sufficiently ad- 
vanced, in the opinion of the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works, to enable said 
party of the first part to prosecute the 
work of installation continuously and 
without interruption, and within ten 

(10) days after receiving notice in writ- 
ing to that effect from the Commissioner 
of Public Works, which notice shall be 
be receipted for in writing by the party 
of the first part. Said party of the first 
part agrees to prosecute the work dili- 
gently and continuously and to fully 
complete the installation of two (2) of 
said boilers ready for use within sixty 

( 60 ) days after commencing the work 
of installing said boilers, and to com- 
plete the installation of the remaining 
boilers as contemplated by this contract 



within ninety (90) days after commenc- 
ing the same, and to remove scaffold- 
ing, material, implements, debris or rub- 
bish connected with or caused by said 
work immediately on completion and 
leave said work complete and perfect, 
free from expense to the party of the 
second part; and shall at all times give 
to the Commissioner of Public Works 
and to Holabird & Roche, architects, free 
access to said work. 

3. It is expressly understood by the 
parties hereto that the general work of 
constructing said building, as well as 
certain other portions of the work not 
included in this contract for said general 
work, will "be carried on in the building 
during the performance of this contract; 
and in order that said general work and 
said other certain portions of the work 
may be completed within the times set 
for the completion thereof, the party of 
the first part undertakes and agrees not 
to hinder or interfere with the con- 
tractors for said general and other work, 
but to give said contractors such facili- 
ties and opportunities for the perform- 
ance of their contracts that all the con- 
tractors employed by the party of the 
second part in and about said building 
may co-operate in and about the per- 
formance of their respective contracts. 

4. It is hereby further agreed that 
the party of the second part shall fur- 
nish to the party of the first part one 
set of copies of all plans, drawings, 
specifications and addenda thereto signed 
by said Commissioner of Public Works 
and by said architects, which shall be 
kept upon the premises above described 
and to which the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works and the architects shall have 
free access at all times. Should any 
dispute arise between the parties here- 
to respecting the true construction or in- 
terpretation to be given said plans, draw- 
ings, specifications or addenda, or the 
meaning thereof, the same shall be de- 
cided by the archtiects with the approval 
of the Commissioner of Public Works 
and such decision shall be final. Said 



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273 



plans, drawings and specifications are 
intended to be co-operative so that any 
work shown by the plans or drawings 
and not naentioned in the specifications, 
or vice versa, is to be executed if men- 
tioned in the specifications and shown 
by the plans or drawings with the true 
intent and meaning of said plans, draw- 
ings and specifications. 

5. It is further agreed that the said 
party of the second part may, through 
its Commissioner of Public Works at any 
time during the progress of said work, 
make any addition to or deduction or 
alteration, from said plans, drawings, 
specifications and addenda without in- 
validating any part of this agreement, 
but the fair value of the same shall 
be added to or deducted from the sums 
herein agreed to be paid by the said 
party of the second part, as the case 
may be: Provided, that no work of any 
description upon the premises shall be 
considered as extra work or a charge in 
excess of the amount herein agreed to 
be paid unless a proper estimate in writ- 
ing of the same before its commence- 
ment shall have been submitted and 
signed by the said architects, approved 
by the said Commissioner of Public 
Works and authorized by the City Coun- 
cil of the City of Chicago ; and, provided, 
further, that should any dispute arise 
respecting the fair value of the work 
added or omitted by the party of the 
first part, the same shall be determined 
by the arbitration of three persons, one 
to be chosen by tho party of the first 
part, one by the party of the second 
part, through its Commissioner of Public 
Works, and the two so chosen to select 
a third, and the decision by a majority 
of the three so chosen shall be binding 
upon the parties hereto, and the expense 
of said arbitration, shall be borne equal- 
ly between the parties hereto. Said 
party of the first part, however, expressly 
c6venants and agrees that in no case 
shall any such dispute or arbitration in- 
terfere with the regular progress of the 
work, but that it will prosecute the entire 



work including that under dispute or 
arbitration without interruption or de- 
lay in accordance with the terms of this 
contract and the specifications, pending 
the settlement of any such dispute by 
arbitration or otherwise. 

6. In cases of additions to or alter- 
ations in the work made as above pro- 
vided which will require additional time 
for completion of the work included in 
this contract, or in case the party of 
the first part shall be obstructed or de- 
layed in the prosecution or completion 
of tlje work by other contractors of the 
party of the second part, or by the act, 
neglect, delay or default of the party 
of the second part, or by any damage 
which may happen by fire, lightning, 
earthquake, cyclone or the abandonment 
of the work by its employees through no 
fault of said party of the first part, then 
the time herein fixed for the completion 
of the work may be extended for a 
period equivalent to the time lost by 
reason of any of the causes aforesaid; 
but no «uch extension shall be made un- 
less a claim therefor is presented in 
writing to the Commissioner of Public 
Works within three days after the com- 
mencement of any such delay. The du- 
ration of such extension, if any, shall 
be such fair allowance as shall be deter- 
mined and certified in writing by the 
architects, and approved by the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works. The said party 
of the first part hereby assumes all re- 
sponsibility for any loss or damage that 
may happen to said work, or any part 
thereof, or the materials therefor, or 
for any injury to the workmen or the 
public or to individual or for damage to 
adjoining property or for any damage 
arising from its delaying in any manner 
the completion of the work of other con- 
tractors in said building or from any 
other cause whatsoever until said work 
' is finished, delivered and accepted by 
said party of the second part. And it is 
further expressly understood and agreed 
that if the time of performance of the 
contract herein be for any reason, either 



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May 10, 1909. 



expressly or by implication, extended, 
such extensions shall not affect the valid- 
ity of this contract nor the liabilities 
of the sureties upon the bond given for 
the faithful performance of the same, 

7. It is further understood and agreed 
that said party of the first part shall not 
sublet any portion of said work except 
with the consent and approval in writ- 
ing of the Commissioner of Public Worlcs 
and the architects, and in no case shall 
such consent relieve the party of the first 
part from its obligations herein assumed, 
or change the terms of this agreement. 
Should said party of the first part desire 
to sublet any ; portion of the work, a 
request shall be made in writing (in 
triplicate copies), giving the name and 
address of the proposed sub-contractor 
and defining the portion of the work 
he desires to sublet, and this shall be 
submitted to the Commissioner of Public 
Works and the Architects for approval. 
If the proposed sub-contractor is satis- 
factory, one topy of the written request 
of said party of the first part Shall be 
approved in writing by the Commissioner 
of Public Works and the architects, and 
returned to said party of the first part. 

8. It is further understood and agreed 
that on or about the first and fifteenth 
days of each month and before the party 
of the second part or its agents or archi- 
tects shall pay or cause to be paid to the 
party of the first part or its order any 
money or other consideration due or to 
become due herein, said party of the first 
part shall furnish to the Commissioner 
of Public Works, if required by him, a 
written statement, verified by affidavit, 
giving the names and addresses of all per- 
sons, firms and corporations who have, 
up to the date thereof furnished labor 
or material in or about the performance 
of this contract, and the amounts due 
or to become due to said parties, 

9. It is further understood and agreed 
that whenever the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works shall notify the party of the 
first part by. notice personally served, 



or by leaving a copy thereof at the last 
known address of said party of the first 
part that no further estimates or vouch- 
ers will be issued or payments made on 
the contract until the sub-contractors, 
workmen or employees of said party of 
the first part have been paid, and said 
party of the first part shall neglect or 
refuse for the space of ten days after 
such notice shall have been served to pay 
such sub-contractors, workmen or em- 
ployees, said party of the second part 
shall be authorized to apply any money 
due or that may become due ander this 
contract to the payment of such sub-eon- 
tractors, workmen or employees without 
other or further notice to said party of 
the first part, or, at its option may de- 
clare this entire agreement null and void 
and may take possession of said work 
and complete the same; and in such case 
said party of the first part hereby agrees 
to pay all loss or damage caused thereby. 
And it is expressly understood and 
agreed that the failure of the party of 
the second part to retain and apply any 
of such moneys or of the Commissioner 
of Public Works to order or direct that 
no vouchers or estimates shall issue or 
further payments be made, shall not, nor 
shall the paying over of any reserved 
percentage, without such sub-contractor, 
workman or employee being first paid, in 
any way affect the liability of the party 
of the first part or of its sureties to said 
party of the second part or to any such 
sub-contractor, workman or employee 
upon the bond given for the faithful 
jDerformance of this contract. 

10. Said party of the first part 
further covenants and agrees to furnish 
such materials, workmanship and labor 
of all kinds as shall be suitable and 
necessary for carrying on and completing 
said work, and to protect said materials 
and workmanship from damage by the 
elements, and otherwise until the com- 
pletion of the same, and to remove all 
improper material and work when so di- 
rected by said Architects with the ap- 
proval of the Commissioner of Public 



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REPORTS OF COMMITTEES. 



275 



Works, and to substitute therefor such 
materials and work as, in the opinion of 
said Architects and said Commissioner of 
Public Works are required by the plans, 
drawings and specifications. No im- 
proper materials shall be used, but all 
materials of every kind shall fully an- 
swer the specifications, or, if not par- 
ticularly specified or indicated on the 
plans or drawings shall be suitable for ' 
the place where used. Said party of the 
first part further agrees to furnish all 
materials and perform all of said work 
under the immediate direction and su- 
perintendence of the Architects, and to 
their entire satisfaction, approval and 
acceptance. All material used and all 
labor performed shall be subject to the 
inspection and the approval or rejection 
of said Architects, and the said party of 
the second part hereby reserves to said 
Architects, with the approval of its Com- 
missioner of Public Works, the right 
finally to decide all questions arising as 
to the proper performance of said work 
and as to whether the rate of progress 
therein is such as to correspond with the 
conditions of this contract. Any imper- 
fect workmanship or other faults which 
may appear within eighteen months after 
the completion of said work, and which 
in the judgment of the Architects with 
the approval of said Commissioner of 
Public Works arise out of improper ma- 
terials or workmanship, shall, upon the 
direction of said Commissioner of Public 
Works, be made good by and at the ex- 
pense of said party of the first part, and 
in case of its failure so to do, said City 
of Chicago may recover from said party 
of the first part the cost of making good 
the work. 

11. It is further expressly understood 
and agreed that if the said party of the 
first part shall at any time refuse, neg- 
lect or be unable to follow the reason- 
able instructions of the Commissioner of 
Public Works and of said Architects in 
the completion of said work in any man- 
ner or fail to prosecute said work at such 
a rate as shall, in the judgment of said 



Architects and of the Commissioner of 
Public Works, insure its completion in 
the time and manner herein stipulated, 
or delay said work or show gross care- 
lessness or incompetency or fail to com- 
ply with said plans, drawings, specifica- 
tions and addenda, or to protect said ma- 
terials or workmanship from damage or 
refuse or neglect to furnish sworn state- 
ments as herein agreed, said party of the 
second part by giving three days' notice 
in writing signed by said Architects and 
approved by said Commissioner of Public 
Works to said party of the first part of 
its intention so to do, and the party of 
the first part being still in default as 
above at the end of said three days, may 
enter upon and employ other persons to 
finish said work, protect or re-execute 
the same ; and the expense thereof, togeth- 
er with all loss or damage occasioned 
thereby, shall be adjusted by the Com- 
missioner of Public Works and shall be 
charged to said party of the first part 
and shall be deducted from the sum due 
him under this agreement. 

12. The said City of Chicago hereby 
covenants and agrees in consideration of 
the covenants and agreements in this 
contract specified to be kept and per- 
formed by the said party of the first part 
that if its City Council shall hereafter 
levy taxes and appropriate funds there- 
from lawfully for this purpose, it will 
pay to said party of the first part for 
the full completion of the work included 
in this contract to the satisfaction and 
acceptance of the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works and the Architects, the sum 
of twenty-nine thousand two hundred 
and eight ($29,208.00) dollars, as here- 
inafter set forth. 

13. It is further agreed by said City 
that if its City Council shall levy taxes 
and appropriate funds as aforesaid and 
if the rate of progress upon said work 
shall be satisfactory to the Commissioner 
of Ptiblic Works and to said Architects, 
semi-monthly certificate will be issued 
by the Architects for eighty-five ( 85 ) per 
cent of the work done and materials 



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May 10, 1909. 



properly set in place, in the judgment of 
said Architects. On or about -the fifth 
and twentieth days of each month, upori 
the approval of the above certificates by 
the Commissioner of Public Works, esti- 
mates for the amount of the certificates 
will be issued by said Commissioner of 
Public Works, subject to additions or 
deductions as herein provided for, which 
shall entitle the holder to receive the 
amount that may be due thereon when 
the money applicable to the payment of 
such work shall be available and the con- 
ditions annexed to such estimates,' if 
any, shall have been satisfied. It is ex- 
pressly understood and agreed, however, 
that the amounts to be paid from time 
to time shall in no case exceed eighty- 
five per cent of the value of the work 
done and the material set in place; the 
remaining fifteen per cent of said value 
is to be retained by said party of the 
second part as part security for the 
faithful performance of this contract, 
and shall not be paid until the expira- 
tion of thirty days after the completion 
of said work, acceptance of the same by 
the Commissioner of Public Works and 
the Architects, payments of all claims 
for labor and materials and the return 
of all plans, specifications and drawings 
to the Architects. The giving of the 
aforesaid certificates and estimates, how- 
ever, shall in no way lessen the total and 
final responsibility of the party of the 
first part. 

14. It is further expressly understood 
and agreed by the parties hereto that the 
work herein provided for shall be fully 
completed and ready for delivery within 
the time fixed herein. Inasmuch as a 
failure to have said work fully completed 
and ready for delivery within the time 
fixed therefor will work an injury to the 
City, and as the damages arising from 
delay in the completion of the work can- 
not be calculated with any degree of 
certainty, it is hereby agreed that if such 
work is not completed within the time 
specified, then there shall be deducted 
from the contract price and retained by 



the City as its ascertained and liqui- 
dated damages the sum of Four Hundred 
($400.00) Dollars for each and every day 
passing after the date so fixed for the 
completion of said work until said work 
is fully completed and ready for service. 

15. This agreement shall be binding 
upon the successors and assigns of the re- 
spective parties hereto. 

In Witness Whereof, Said party of the 
first part has caused this agreement to 
be signed by its President, and its cor- 
porate seal to be affixed hereto and at- 
tested by its Secretary, and the City of 
Chicago has caused this agreement to be 
signed by its Commissioner of Public 
Works, countersigned by its Comptroller 
and approved by its Mayor, the day and 
year first above written. 

Oil City Boiler Works, 

% 

President. 
Attest : 

Secretary. 
City of Chicago, 

By 

Commissioner of Public Works. 
Countersigned : 

City Comptroller. 
Approved : 

Mayor. 
Form Approved: 

Corporation Counsel. 

also. 

The same committee submitted the fol- 
lowing report, which was, on motion of 
Aid. Taylor, deferred and ordered pub- 
lished:. 

Chicago, May 10, 1909. 
To the Mayor and Aldermen of the City 

of Chicago in City Council Assembled'. 

Your Committee on City Hall and Pub- 
lic Buildings, having had under consider- 
ation bids heretofore submitted to the 
Commissioner of Public Works for en- 



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NEW BUSINESS — BY WARDS. 



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gines in the City Hall building now un- 
der construction, beg leave to report and 
recommend the passage of the order here- 
with submitted authorizing and directing 
the said Commissioner of Public Works 
to reject all bids and return all deposits, 
etc. : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby au- 
thorized and directed to reject all bids 
heretofore received for engines in the 
City Hall building now under construe - 
tion, and to return all deposits received 
from bidders in accordance with the ad- 
vertisement calling for proposals for 
said work. 

Respectfully submitted, 

(Signed) Francis W. Taylor, 

Chairman. 



All Matters Presented by the Aldermen, 
Also Special Assessment, Improvement 
and Repealing Ordinances Submitted 
by the Board of Local Improvements, 
Arranged as to Ward Numbers, Begin- 
ning with the First Ward. 

FIFTH WARD. 

Aid. McKenna presented orders for 
cinder sidewalks on the north side of 
38th street, from Kedzie avenue to Cen- 
tral Park avenue, and on both sides of 
37th place, from Kedzie avenue to St. 
Louis avenue, which were 

Referred to the Board of Local Im- 
provements. 

The Board of Local Improvements 
submitted a recommendation, estimate 
and ordinance for curbing, grading and 
paving with brick South California ave- 
nue, from 35th street to 39th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. McKenna, the estimate was ap- 
proved and the ordinance was passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dlxon^ Hard- 
ing, Pringle, Richert, Dailey, McKenna, 
Sheahan, McCoid/ Snow, Merriam, Jones, 
Emerson, Egan, Scully, Novak, Culler- 



ton, Cermak, Zimmer, Evans, Fulton, 
Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koral- 
eski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, 
Powers, Finn, Foell, Taylor, Clettenberg, 
Bauler, Britten, Hey, Redwanz, Thom- 
son, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, Blen- 
coe. Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Burns, Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fish- 
er, Bihl, Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Fors- 
berg, Clark — 61. 
'Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for curbing, grading and paving 
with asphalt 36th street, from South 
Western avenue to South Kedzie avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Sheahan, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Hard- 
ing, Pringle, Richert, Dailey, McKenna, 
Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, Merriam, Jones, 
Emerson, Egan, Scully, Novak, Culler- 
ton, Cermak, Zimmer, Evans, Fulton, 
Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koral- 
eski, Kunz, Dever^ Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, 
Powers, Finn, Foell, Taylor, Clettenberg, 
Bauler, Britten, Hey, Redwanz, Thom- 
son, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, Blen- 
coe. Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Burns, Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fish- 
er, Bihl, Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Fors- 
berg, Clark — 61. 

Nays — None. 



SIXTH WARD. 

Aid. McCoid presented an ordinance 
amending Section 2134 of the Revised 
Municipal Code of Chicago of 1905 and 
Paragraph H of Section 2162 of said 
Code, concerning obstructions in streets 
and alleys, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Judi- 
ciary. 

Aid. McCoid presented the claim of 
Mrs. E. T. Smith for a refund of 90 per 



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cent of a special assessment for water 
supply pipe, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. McCoid and Long presented an 
order for paving Lake avenue, from 47th 
street to 51st street, and an order for 
paving the alley lying between Evans 
avenue and Langley avenue, from 48th 
street to 49th street, which were 

Referred to the Board of Local Im- 
provements. 

The Board of Local Improvements 
submitted a recommendation, estimate 
and ordinance for curbing, grading and 
paving with granite asphaltic concrete 
on four inches of limestone the present 
roadway of 45th street, from Drexel 
boulevard to Vincennes avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. McCoid, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Hard- 
ing, Pringle, Richert, Dailey, McKenna, 
Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, Merriam, Jones, 
Emerson, Egan, Scully, Novak, Culler- 
ton, Cermak, Zimmer, Evans, Fulton, 
Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koral- 
eski, Kunz, Lever, Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, 
Powers, Finn, Foell, Taylor, Clettenberg, 
Bauler, Britten, Hey, Redwanz, Thom- 
son, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, Blen- 
coe. Littler, Grolombiewski, Mueller, 
Burns, Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fish- 
er, Bihl, Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Fors- 
berg, Clark— 61. 

l^ays — None. 



SEVENTH WARD. 

TIME FIXED FOE NEXT REGULAR MEETING. 

Aid. Snow presented the following 
ordinance : 
Be it ordained 'by the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the next regular 
meeting of the City Council to be held 
after the meeting of May 10, 1909, be 
and the same is hereby fixed to be held 



on Monday, May 24, 1909, at 7:30 \ 
o'clock p. m. j 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in [ 
force and effect from and after its pas- \m 
sage. I* 

Which was, by unanimous consent, on 
motion of _ Aid. Snow, duly passed by ' 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Hard- j 

ing, Pringle, Richert, Dailey, McKenna, i 

Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, Merriam, Jones, ! 

Emerson, Egan, Scully, Novak, Culler- | 
ton, Cermak, Zimmer, Evans, Fulton, 
Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koral- 

eski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, ! 

Powers, Finn, Foell, Taylor, Clettenberg, \ 

Bauler, Britten, Hey, Redwanz, Thorn- | 

son, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, Blen- I 

eoe. Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, j 

Burns, Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fish- j 
er, Bihl, Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Fors- 
berg, Clark— 61. 

ISlays — None. 

Aid. Snow presented the following 
order : 

Whereas, By an order of this Council, 
adopted on the 29th day of March, 1909, 
and published at page 3608 of the Coun- 
cil Proceedings, the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works was authorized to enter into 
a contract for grading and macadamiz- 
ing certain streets in the vicinity of the 
proposed Roseland Pumping Station, in 
accordance with his request attached 
thereto; and said Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works has entered into a contract for 
said work with The Parker- Washington 
'Company, dated the 10th day of April, 
1909, at a cost of twenty-one hundred 
and twenty-five dollars ($2,125) ; now, 
therefore, it is 

Ordered, That the execution of said 
contract be and the same is hereby 
ratified and confirmed, and the Comp- 
troller is authorized and directed to 
make payment for this work, when the 
same is completed and accepted, from 
the appropriation heretofore made for 
this purpose. 



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Which was, by unanimous consent, on 
motion of Aid. Snow, duly passed . by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Hard 
ing, Pringle, Richert, Dailey, McKenna 
Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, Merriam, Jones 
Emerson, Egan, Scully^ Novak, Culler 
ton, Cermak, Zimmer, Evans, Fulton 
Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koral 
■eski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, 
Powers, Finn, Foell, Taylor, Clettenberg 
Bauler, Britten, Hey,. Redwanz, Thom 
son, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, Blen 
coe. Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller 
Burns, Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fish 
er, Bihl, Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Fors 
berg, Clark— 61. 

Nays — None. 

Aid. Snow presented the claim of John 
Lucas and Company for a refund oi 
duplicate payment of water tax ; the 
claim of Sarah F. Pratt for a refund of 
90 per cent of a special assessment for 
water supply pipe 5 and the claim of J. 
A. Sternad for a refund of portion of fee 
paid for vehicle license; which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



EIGHTH WARD. 

Aid. Jones presented the claims of 
August R. Johns and George Dixon for 
wages withheld for time lost, which 
were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements 
submitted a recommendation, estimate 
and ordinance for a tile pipe sewer in 
Luella avenue, from 73d street to 76th 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Jones, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Hard- 
ing, Pringle, Richert, Dailey, McKenna, 
Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, Merriam, Jones, 
Emerson, Egan, Scully, Novak, Culler- 
ton, Cermak, Zimmer, Evans, Fulton, 



Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koral- 
eski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, 
Powers, Finn, Foell, Taylor, Clettenberg, 
Bauler, Britten, Hey, Redwanz, Thom- 
son, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, Blen- 
coe. Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Burns, Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fish- 
er, Bihl, Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Fors- 
berg, Clark— 61. 
Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for a cinder sidewalk on the south 
side of 106th street, from Torrence ave- 
nue to 1331 feet east of Torrence avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
)Ald. Emerson, the estimate was ap-- 
proved and the ordinance was passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Hard- 
ing, Pringle, Richert, Dailey, McKenna, 
Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, Merriam, Jones, 
Emerson, Egan, Scully, Novak, Culler- 
ton, Cermak, Zimmer, Evans, Fulton, 
Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koral- 
eski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, 
Powers, Finn, Foell, Taylor, Clettenberg, 
Bauler, Britten, Hey, Redwanz, Thom- 
son, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, Blen- 
coe. Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Burns, Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fish- 
er, Bihl, Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Fors- 
berg, Clark — 61. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for cinder sidewalks on a system 
of streets as follows, to wit. : on both 
sides of 107th street, from Avenue H to 
Ewing avenue, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid- Jones, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Hard 
ing, Pringle, Riohert, Dailey, McKenna 
Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, Merriam, Jones 
Emerson, Egan, Scully, Novak, Culler 
ton, Oermak, Zimmer, Evans, Fulton 
Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koral 



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May 10, 1909. 



eski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, 
Powers, Finn, Foell, Taylor, Clettenberg, 
Bauler, Britten, Hey, Redwanz, Thom- 
son, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, Blen- 
coe. Littler, 'Gblombiewski, Mueller, 
Burns, Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fish- 
er, Bihl, Reading,. Nolan, Ryan, Fors- 
berg, Clark— 61. 
'Nays — iN'one. 

NINTH WARD. 
Aid. Egan presented the following 
order, which was, on motion, duly 



Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works ;be and he is hereby di- 
rected to issue a permit to L. S. Tobias 
to string a banner across the sidewalk 
in front of premises at 482 South Hal- 
sted street, for a period of thirty days. 
Said banner shall be erected and main- 
tained in accordance with all rules 
and regulations of the Department of 
Public Works. This privilege shall be 
subject to termination by the Mayor 
at any time in his discretion. 

Aid. Egan presented orders for an elec- 
tric arc light on 20th street, between 
Blair street and Jefferson street, and 
on 20th place, between Lumber street 
and Jefferson street, which were 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



ELEVENTH WARD. 

Aid. Cullerton presented the following 
ordinance, which wa,s ordered published 
and referred to the Committee on Local 
Transportation : 

Be it ordained by the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. No double track street 
railway shall be constructed hereafter in 
this city unless there is a clear space of 
at least three (3) feet left between the 
cars to be operated upon such tracks. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
full force and effect from and a'fter its 
passage. 



Aid. Cullerton presented the following 
order, which was, on motion, duly 

passed : 

Ordered, That the Local Board of 
Improvements be and are hereby re- 
quested to report an ordinance at their 
earliest convenience for the improve- 
ment of 14th place, from Ashland ave- 
nue to Wood street. 



TWELFTH WARD. 

Aid. Zimmer and Cermak presented an 
order for a cement sidewalk on the east 
side of Kedzie avenue, commencing at 
the end of the sidewalk under the Santa 
Fe Railroad tracks and running and con- 
necting with the cement sidewalk one 
hundred feet south thereof; also a peti- 
tion for paving with asphalt West 23d 
street, from Washtenaw avenue to Rock- 
well street, and for a sewer in samej 
which were 

Referred to the Board of Local Im- 
provements. 

The Board of Local Improvement 
submitted a recommendation, estimate 
and ordinance for cement sidewalks on 
both sides of West 24th place, from 
South Rockwell street to South Wash- 
tenaw avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Cermak, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Hard- 
ing, Pringle, Riehert, Dailey, McKenna,. 
Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, Merriam, Jones, 
Emerson, Egan, Scully, Novak, Culler- 
ton, Cermak, Zimmer, Evans, Fulton, 
Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koral- 
eski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, 
Powers, Finn, Foell, Taylor, Clettenberg, 
Bauler, Britten, Hey, Redwanz, Thom- 
son, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, Blen- 
coe. Littler, Glolombiewski, Mueller, 
Burns, Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fish- 
er, Bihl, Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Fors- 
berg, Clark— 61. 

Nays — None. 



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ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for curbing, grading and paving 
with brick South Kedzie avenue, from 
West 12th street to West 22 d street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Zimmer, the estima.te was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Bixon, Hard- 
ing, Pringle, Richert, Dailey, McKenna, 
Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, Merriam, Jones, 
Emerson, Egan, Scully, Novak, Culler- 
ton, Cermak, Zimmer^ Evans, Fulton, 
Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koral- 
eski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, 
Powers, Finn, Foell, Taylor, Clettenberg, 
Bauler, Britten, Hey, Redwanz, Thom- 
son, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, Blen- 
coe, Littler, 'GHolombiewski, Mueller, 
Burns, Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fish- 
er, Bihl, Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Fors- 
berg, Clark— 61. 

'Nays — None. . 



THIRTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Evans and Fulton presented the 
following order, which was, on motion, 
duly passed: 

Ordered, That all members of the 
Grand Army of the Republic, the 
United States Spanisih War Veterans 
and all ex-soldiers or sailors, who 
served in the United States Army or 
Navy, either as a regular or volunteer, 
during the War of the Rebellion, the 
War with Spain, the Boxer uprising, 
or the Insurrection in the Philippines, 
who are now in the employ of the City 
of Chicago, are hereby granted a holi- 
day on Monday, the 31st day of May, 
A. D., 1909, for the purpose of observ- 
ing Memorial Day. 

; Aid. Evans presented the claim of 
Thomas Laffey for a refund of assess- 
ment paid for sidewalk, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



Aid. .Fulton presented the claim of 
John Reilly for salary withheld for time 
lost, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



FOURTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Lucas presented the following 
order, which was, on motion, duly 
passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby au- 
thorized and directed to issue a permit 
to F. C. Smalley and William Stange, 
President and Secretary, respectively, 
of the West Lake Street Business Men's 
Association, authorizing the use of city 
water from fire hydrants without cost, 
from April 1, 1909, to November 15, 
1909, in consideration of the cleaning 
of the following streets: West Lake 
street, from Ashland avenue to Maple- 
wood avenue; said permit to contain a 
condition that if said F. C. Smalley 
and William Stange shall fail to clean 
said streets or any of them to the 
satisfaction and approval of the Com- 
missioner of Public Works, or if said 
water is used for any other purpose 
than street sprinkling, they shall pay 
to the City the full rate for all water 
used from the date of the issuance of 
said permit, and if said F. C. Smalley 
and William Stange shall fail to com- 
ply with the conditions of said permit, 
the Mayor shall revoke the same, and 
no other permit shall be issued, to said 
F. C. Smalley and William Stange 
until all charges have been paid. 
Aid. Lawley presented an ordinance 
prescribing rules regulating the hand- 
ling, selling, and manufacturing of ice, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Health 
Department. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted the following ordinance: 

AN OEDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for the improve- 
ment of Park avenue, from the west 



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May 10, 1909. 



line of South Albany avenue to the 
east line of South Kedzie avenue, and 
Park avenue from the south curb line 
of Park avenue produced east to the 
north line of the street first north of 
Washington Boulevard produced west, 
in the City of Chicago, County of 
Cook and State of Illinois. 
Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance en- 
titled, "An ordinance for the improve- 
ment of Park avenue, from the west line 
of South Albany avenue to the east line 
of South Kedzie avenue, and Park ave- 
nue from the south curb line of Park 
avenue produced east to the north line 
of the street first north of Washington 
boulevard produced west," passed March 
29, 1909, be and the same is hereby re- 
pealed, and that the assessment made 
under the provisions of said ordinance, 
docket 34265 of the County Court of said 
County, be and the same is hereby an- 
nulled. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be 
in force from and after its passage. 

Which was, on motion of Aid. Lucas, 
duly passed by yeas and nays as follows: 
Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Hard- 
ing, Pringle, Riohert, Dailey, McKenna, 
Sheahan, MeCoid, Snow, Merriam, Jones, 
Emerson, Egan, Scully, Novak, Culler- 
ton, Cermak, Zimmer, Evans, Fulton, 
Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koral- 
eski, Kun'z, Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, 
Powers, Finn, Foell, Taylor, Clettenherg, 
Bauler, Britten, Hey, Redwanz, Thom- 
son, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, Blen- 
coe, Littler, 'Glolombiewski, Mueller, 
Burns, Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fish- 
er, Bihl, Reading, Nolan, Ryan, FOrs- 
berg, Clark— 61. 
Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

The following ordinance: 
AN ordinance 
Repealing an ordinance for the improve- 
ment of Washington street, from the 



west line of South Albany avenue to 
the west curb line of Park avenue pro- 
duced south, in the City of Chicago, 
County of Cook and State of Illinois: 
Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance en- 
titled "An ordinance for the improve- 
ment of Washington street, from the 
west line of South Albany avenue to the 
west curb line of Park avenue produced 
south," passed March 29, 1909, be and 
the same is hereby repealed, and that the 
assessment made under the provisions of 
said ordinance, docket 34270 of the 
County Court of said County, be and the 
same is hereby annulled. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be 
in force from and after its passage. 

Which was, on motion of Aid. Law- 
ley, duly passed by yeas and nays as fol- 
lows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Hard 
ing, Pringle, Riohert, Dailey, McKenna, 
Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, Merriam, Jones, 
Emerson, Egan, Scully, Novak, Culler 
ton, Cermak, Zimmer, Evans, Fulton 
Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koral 
eski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, 
Powers, Finn, Foell, Taylor, Clettenberg, 
Bauler, Britten, Hey, Redwanz, Thorn 
son, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, Blen 
coe. Littler, Gblombiewski, Mueller, 
Burns, Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fish 
er, Bihl, Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Fors 
berg, Clark— 61. 
Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for curbing, grading and paving 
with brick the (east and west) alley 
first south of Walnut street, from North 
Albany avenue to North Kedzie avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Lucas, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Hard- 
ing, Pringle, Riohert, Dailey, McKenna, 



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NEW BUSINESS — BY WARDS. 



283 



Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, Merriam, Jones, 
Emerson, Egan, Scully, Novak, Culler- 
ton, Cermak, Zimmer, Evans, Fulton, 
Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koral- 
eski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, 
Powers, Finn, Foell, Taylor, Clettenberg, 
Bauler, Britten, Hey, Redwanz, Thom- 
son, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, Blen- 
coe, Littler, Oolombiewski, Mueller, 
Burns, Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fish- 
er, Bihl, Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Fors- 
berg, Clark— 61. 
liiays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for curbing, grading and paving 
with asphalt North Fairfield avenue, 
from West Lake street to 379.5 feet 
north of the north line of Fulton street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Lawley, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Hard- 
ing, Pringle, Riohert, Diailey, McKenna, 
Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, Merriam, Jones, 
Emerson, Egan, Scully, Novak, Culler- 
ton, Cermak, Zimmer, Evans, Fulton, 
Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koral- 
eski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, 
Powers, Finn, Foell, Taylor, Clettenberg, 
Bauler, Britten, Hey, Redwanz, Thom- 
son, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, Blen- 
coe. Littler, Cblombiewski, Mueller, 
Burns, Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fish- 
er, Bihl, Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Fors- 
berg, Clark— 61. 

'Nays — None. 



FIFTEENTH WARD. 

The Board of Local Improvements 
submitted a recommendation, estimate 
and ordinance for cement sidewalks on 
both sides of North Oakley avenue, from 
West Division street to Iowa street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Beilfuss, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Cousfhlin, Kenna, Dixon, Hard- 



ing, Pringle, Riohert, Dailey, McKenna, 
Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, Merriam, Jones, 
Emerson, Egan, Scully, Novak, Culler- 
ton, Cermak, Zimmer, Evans, Fulton, 
Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koral- 
eski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, 
Powers, Finn, Foell, Taylor, Clettenberg, 
Bauler, Britten, Hey, Redwanz, Thom- 
son, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, Blen- 
coe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Burns, Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fish- 
er, Bihl, Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Fors- 
berg, Clark— 61. 
Nays — None. 



SIXTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Koraleski presented an order for 
a police patrol box at the northeast cor- 
ner of Division and Lincoln streets, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Fi- 
nance. 

Aid. Kunz presented the following 



orders, which 



on motion, duly 



Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to issue a permit to Schiller 
Liedertafel to string banner for pe- 
riod of thirty days across Mil- 
waukee avenue and Ashland ave- 
nue. Said banner shall be erected and 
maintained in accordance with all 
rules and regulations of the Depart- 
ment of Public Works. This privilege 
shall be subject to termination by the 
Mayor at any time in his discretion. 

Ordered, That the Superintendent of 
Police be and he is hereby directed to 
issue a permit to the American Roller 
and Cycle Club to conduct a mara- 
thon race over the following streets in 
the City of Chicago on May 16th, 
1909, at 1:30 o'clock p. m.: 

Western avenue, from Belmont ave- 
nue south to Humboldt boulevard; 
Humboldt boulevard, from Western 
avenue to Chicago avenue; Chicago 
avenue, from Humboldt boulevard to 



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May 10, 1909.- 



Halsted street; Halsted street, from 
Chicago avenue to Lincoln avenue; 
Lincoln avenue, from Halsted street 
to Belmont avenue; Belmont avenue, 
from Lincoln street to Western ave- 
nue; Western avenue, from Belmont 
avenue to the entrance to Riverview 
Park. 



SEVENTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Dever presented an ordinance 
amending Sections 740 and 741 of the Re- 
vised Municipal Code of Chicago of 1905, 
as amended, concerning the sale of coal, 
charcoal and coke, which was 

Referred to %h.e Committee on Judi- 
ciary. 

The Board of Local Improvements 
submitted a recommendation, estimate 
and ordinance for cement sidewalks on 
both sides of North Sangamon street, 
from the right of way of the Chicago and 
Northwestern Railway to West Chicago 
avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Dever^, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows : 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Hard- 
ing, Pringle, Ricihert, Dailey, McKenna, 
Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, Merriam, Jones, 
Emerson, Egan, Scully, Novak, Culler- 
ton, Cfermak, Zimmer, Evans, Fulton, 
Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koral- 
eski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, 
Powers, Finn, Foell, Taylor, Clettenberg, 
Bauler, Britten, Hey, Redwanz, Thom- 
son, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, Blen- 
coe, Littler, Gblombiewski, Mueller, 
Burns, Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fish- 
er, Bihl, Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Fors- 
berg, Clark— 61. 

Nays — None. 



EIGHTEENTH WARD. 

Aid. Brennan presented an order for 
paving with granite the L-shaped alley 
in the block bounded by Adams, Halsted, 
Monroe and Desplaines streets, and an 



order for paving with brick the north- 
and-south alley in the block bounded by 
Fulton street, St. John's court, Lake 
street and Ashland avenue, which were 

Referred to the Board of Local Im- 
provements. 



NINETEENTH WARD. 

Aid, Bowler presented the claim of 
Thomas Hollagan for wages withheld for 
time lost on account of personal injury 
and for payment of doctor's bill, which 
was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Powers presented the following 
order, which was, on motion, duly 



Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- ' 
rected to issue a permit to Greco & 
Granata to place a movable sign three 
feet high and one foot wide in front 
of their premises, 260 W. Taylor 
street, same to be revoked at any time 
by the Mayor. 

Aid. Powers presented the claim of 
George Moffatt for compensation for loss 
of horse, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Powers presented an order for 
paving the alley lying between Sibley 
street, Lytle street, Oregon avenue, and 
Macalister place, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Im- 
provements. 

The Board of Local Improvements 
submitted a recommendation, estimate 
and ordinance for a cement sidewalk on 
the north side of Tilden avenue, from 
South Morgan street to South Centre 
avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Bowler, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Teas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Hard- 
ing, Pringle, Richert, Dailey, McKenna, 



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NEW BUSINESS — BY WAKDS. 



285 



Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, Merriam, Jones, 
Emerson, Egan, Scully, Novak, Ctiller- 
ton, Cermak, Zimmer, Evans, Fulton, 
Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koral- 
eski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, 
Powers, Finn, Foell, Taylor, Clettenberg, 
Bauler, Britten, Hey, Redwanz, Thom- 
son, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, Blen- 
coe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Burns, Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fish- 
er, Bihl, Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Fors- 
berg, Clark— 61. 
s — None. 



TWENTY-FIRSI WARD. 

The Board of Local Improvements 
submitted a recommendation, estimate 
and ordinance for curbing, grading and 
paving with creosoted wooden blocks the 
alley first east of North State street, 
from Division street to Scott street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Foell, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Hard- 
'ing, Pringle, Riohert, Dailey, McKenna, 
Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, Merriam, Jones, 
Emerson, Egan, Scully, Novak, Culler- 
ton, Cermak, Zimmer, Evans, Fulton, 
Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koral- 
eski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, 
Powers, Finn, Foell, Taylor, Clettenberg, 
Bauler, Britten, Hey, Redwanz, Thom- 
son, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, Blen- 
coe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Burns, Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fish- 
er, Bihl, Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Fors- 
berg, Clark— 61. 
"Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for curbing, grading and paving 
with asphalt Burton place, from Dear- 
born avenue to North Clark street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Taylor, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 



Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Hard- 
ing, Pringle, Richert, Dailey, McKenna, 
Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, Merriam, Jones, 
Emerson, Egan, Scully, Novak, Culler- 
ton, Cermak, Zimmer, Evans, Fulton, 
Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koral- 
eski, Kunz, Dever, .Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, 
Powers, Finn, Foell, Taylor, Clettenberg, 
Bauler, Britten, Hey, Redwanz, Thom- 
son, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, Blen- 
coe. Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Burns, Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fish- 
er, Bihl, Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Fors- 
berg, Clark— 61. 
Nays — None. 



TWENTY-THIRD WARD. 

Aid. Hey presented a resoluton adopted 
by the Independent Bottled Beer Dealers' 
Association, requesting that an ordinance 
be passed suspending the operation of the 
ordinance pertaining to wholesale malt 
liquor dealers pending pro.ceedings for an 
injunction restraining enforcement of the 
said ordinance; and an order directing 
the City Collector to refrain from collect- 
ing license fees from peddlers of bottled 
beer until action is taken by the City 
Council on the said resolution; which 
were 

Referred to the Committee on License. 

Aid. Hey presented the following or- 
der, which w^as, on motion, duly passed: 
Ordered, That the City Electrician 
be and he is hereby directed to install 
two gas lamps in front of the Evange- 
lical Lutheran Church of the Resurrec- 
tion at Burling and Willow streets. 



TWENTY-FOURTH WARD. 

Aid. Redwanz presented the following 
ordinance, which was referred to the 
Committee on Local Industries: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Vacating the west eighty-one and forty- 
eight hundredths (81.48) feet of the 
east and west alley in Block two (2), 
Fullerton's Fourth Addition to Chi- 



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cago, and providing for the dedication 

of a strip of land therein described as 

a public alley. 
Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the west eighty-one 
and forty-eight hundredths (81.48) feet 
of the east and west alley in Block two 
(2) Fullerton's Fourth Addition to Chi- 
cago, said alley running parallel to, and 
one hundred twenty-five (125) feet south 
of the south line of Diversey boulevard, 
in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, as 
shown in red on the plat hereto attached 
and indicated by the words "to be va- 
cated," which plat is hereby, for greater 
certainty, made a part of this ordinance, 
be and the same is hereby vacated and 
closed inasmuch as the aforesaid portion 
of said alley is no longer needed by the 
public as an alley or highway and public 
interest will be subserved by the vaca- 
tion thereof. 

Section 2. -The vacation herein pro- 
vided for is made upon the express 
condition that John N, Wilcox shall dedi- 
cate to the public and open up for public 
use as an alley the east sixteen (16) 
feet of Lot seven (7) in Block two 
( 2 ) , in said Fullerton's Fourth Addition 
to Chicago, as colored in yellow and in- 
dicated by the words "to be dedicated" 
upon the aforesaid plat hereto attached 
and made a part hereof, and further 
shall, within sixty (60) days of the 
passage of this ordinance, deposit with 
the City of Chicago a sum sufficient in 
the judgment of the Commissioner of 
Public Works to defray all cost of con- 
structing sidewalk and curb across the 
entrance to the alley herein vacated sim- 
ilar to the sidewalk and curb in North 
Hermitage avenue in the block in which 
said alley is located; also to defray all 
cost of removing sidewalk, paving and 
curbing return into the alley nerein 
dedicated similar to the paving in Diver- 
sey boulevard, between North Paulina 
street and North Hermitage avenue; said 
work to be done by the City of Chicago 
at the sole expense of the grantee herein. 



Section 3. This ordinance shall be in 
full force and effect after its passage, 
subject to the conditions of Section 2 
hereof; provided, further, that John N. 
Wilcox, shall, within sixty (60) days 
after the passage of this ordinance, file 
for record in the office of the E,ecorder 
of Deeds of Cook County, Illinois, a cer- 
tified copy of this ordinance, together 
with a plat properly executed and ac- 
knowledged showing the vacation and' 
dedication herein provided for. 



TWENTY-FIFTH WARD. 

Aid. Thomson presented the following 
order, which was, on motion, duly 
passed : 

Ordered, That the Committee on 
Local Transportation be and it is 
hereby directed to investigate the mat- 
ter of requiring the various elevated 
railroad companies to refund or rebate 
fares paid by passengers in the event 
of the inability of the various ele- 
vated railroad companies to promptly 
carry such passengers through to their ^ 
destination by reason of breakdowns, 
obstructions or any negligence of the 
company, its servants or employes, and 
report back its conclusions to this 
Council. 



TWENTY-SIXTH WARD. 

Aid. Reinberg presented the following 
order, which was, on motion, duly 
passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to lay a water main in Mor- 
ton street, from Morse avenue to a 
point three hundred feet north of 
Morse avenue, provided that it pays 
the required revenue. 

Aid. Lipps presented the claim of Ja- 
cob Gamber for compensation for repairs 
to water pipe, which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 



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The Board of Local Improvements 
submitted a recommendation, estimate 
and ordinance for curbing, grading and 
paving with asphalt Ainslie street, from 
North Clark street to East Ravens wood 
Park. 

By unanimous consent^ on motion of 
Aid. Reinberg, the estimate was ap- 
proved and the ordinance Avas passed by 
yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Hard- 
ing, Pringle, Richei^t, Dailey, McKenna, 
Sheahan,.McCoid, Snow, Merriam, Jones, 
Emerson, Egan, Scully, Novak, Culler- 
ton, Cermak, Zimmer, Evans, Fulton, 
Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koral- 
eski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, 
Powers, Finn, Foell, Taylor, Clettenberg, 
Bauler, Britten, Hey, Redwanz, Thom- 
son, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, Blen- 
eoe, Littler, G-olombiewski, Mueller, 
Burns, Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fish- 
er, Bihl, Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Fors- 
berg, Clark— 61. ' 

ISfays — None. 



A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for curbing, grading and paving 
with asphalt Berteau avenue, from North 
Clark street to North Ashland avenue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Lipps, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Hard- 
ing, Pringle, Richert, Dailey, McKenna, 
Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, Merriam, Jones, 
Emerson, Egan, Scully, Novak, Culler- 
>ton, Cermak, Zimmer, Evans, Fulton, 
Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koral- 
eski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, 
Powers, Finn, Foell, Taylor, Clettenberg, 
Bauler, Britten, Hey, Redwanz, Thom- 
son, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, Blen- 
eoe. Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Burns, Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fish- 
er, Bihl, Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Fors- 
berg, Clark— 61. 

Nays — None. 



TWENTY SEVENTH WARD. 

Aid, Clancy presented the following or- 
der, which was, on motion, duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to have a Avater main laid in 
North 40th court, from Milwaukee ave- 
nue to a point 250 feet northward 
thereof, provided the same will pay 
a permanent annual revenue of ten 
cents per lineal foot. 
Aid. Clancy presented the following or- 
der, which was, on motion, duly passed: 

Whereas, Heretofore on the 19th 
day of March, 1906, the City Council 
of the City of Chicago duly passed an 
ordinance (page 3055) entitled "An 
ordinance requiring the Chicago, Mil- 
waukee & St. Paul Railway Company 
to construct and maintain a viaduct 
with incline approaches across its 
tracks at North 56th avenue"; and 

W^HEREAs, The said railway company 
has constructed and completed th:e 
work required by said ordinance, in 
strict accordance with the terms and 
provisions thereof; now, therefore, be 
it 

Ordered, That the said viaduct be 
and it is hereby accepted by the City 
of Chicago as a full and complete com- 
pliance with and satisfaction of the 
terms and conditions of said ordinance 
of March 19th, 1906. 

Aid. Clancy presented an order and 
petition for paving a system of streets 
as folloAvs: Christiana avenue, Kimball 
avenue, Barnard avenue, Eberly avenue 
and Drake avenue, from Elston avenue 
to Irving Park boulevard; and Byron and 
Grace streets, from Christiana avenue to 
Elston avenue, which were 

Referred to the Board of Local Im- 
provements. • 

Aid. Capp presented an order for cin- 
der sidewalks on Belden avenue, from 
North 51st avenue to North 53d avenue, 
which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Im- 
provements. 



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TWENTY-EIGHTH WARD. 

The Board of Local Improvements 
submitted a reoommendation, estim.ate 
and ordinance for curbing, grading and 
paving with aspihalt North Leavitt street, 
from West North avenue to 125 feet 
south of the south line of Wabansia ave- 
nue. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Blencoe, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Hard- 
ing, Pringle, Eichert, Dailey, McKenna, 
Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, Merriam, Jones, 
Emerson, Egan^ Scully, Novak, Culler- 
ton, Cermak, Zimmer, Evans, Fulton, 
Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koral- 
eski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts,. Conlon, Bowler, 
Powers, Finn, Foell, Taylor, Clettenberg, 
Bauler, Britten, Hey, Redwanz, Thom- 
son, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, Blen- 
coe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Burns, Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fish- 
er, Bihl, Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Fors- 
berg, Clark— 61. 

Nays — None. 



TWENTY-NINTH WARD. 

Aid. Golombiewski presented the fol- 
lowing order, which was, on motion, duly 



Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to issue a permit to P. J. Cusack 
to place and maintain a water trough 
at 2052 West 47th street, and connect 
the same with the water supply pipe 
in West 47th street, in accordance with 
the rules and regulations of the De- 
partment of Public Works. Said trough 
shall be equipped with an automatic 
shut-off to prevent waste of water, and 
the said P. J. Cusack shall pay to the 
City as compensation for the water 
used such amounts as may be fixed 
by the Commissioner of Public Works. 
The privileges hereby granted may be 
revoked by the Mayor at any time at 
his discretion. 



Aid. Golombiewski presented an order 
for a system of lateral sewers in the ter- 
ritory bounded by 39th street, Fairfield 
avenue, 55th street and Kedzie avenue, 
which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Im- 
provements. 



THIRTIETH WARD. 

Aid. Mclnerney presented an order di- 
recting the Traction Expert to investi- 
gate the question of the noises caused 
by the operation of trains on the "Union 
Loop," and to report to the Council what 
methods or devices exist for abating or 
diminishing such noises, and the prac- 
ticability thereof. 

Aid. Mclnerney moved to pass the said 
order. 

Aid. Coughlin moved to amend the 
said order to include the operation of 
trains on all the elevated railroads of 
the city. 

The motion to amend prevailed. 

Aid. Mclnerney moved to pass the 
order as amended. 

The motion prevailed. 
The following is the order as passed: 
Ordered, That the Traction Expert 
of the City of Chicago be and he is 
hereby authorized and directed to in- 
vestigate the question of noises caused 
by the operation of trains <m the 
"Union Loop" and upon all of the ele- 
vated railroads in the City of Chicago, 
and that he ascertain and report to 
the Council within thirty days what, 
if any, methods or devices exist for 
abating or diminishing such noises, and 
the practicability thereof. 

Aid. Mclnerney presented the following 
order, which was, on motion, duly 
passed : 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to issue a permit to Nicholas R. 
Engels to erect and maintain an iron 



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289 



pole inside of the curb line in front 
of premises at 801 West 47th street. 
Said pole shall be erected and main- 
tained in accordance with all rules and 
regulations of the Department of Pub- 
lic Works. This privilege shall be 
subject to termination, by the Mayor 
at any time in his discretion. 



THIRTY-FIRST WARD. 

Aid. Roberts presented the following 
order, which was, on motion, duly 



Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public W^orks be and he is hereby di- 
rected to issue a permit to Wm. F. 
Healy, a licensed drain layer, to lay 
102 six-inch drains in Winchester ave- 
nue, between Garfield boulevard and 
58th street, upon the payment of one 
permit fee and the cost of inspection, 
the regular fee to be paid whenever 
the drains are extended for use. This 
conforms to the manner of laying 
drains under special assessment. 

Aid. Roberts presented an order for 
two hand hose carts in Chicago Lawn, 
which was 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Roberts presented an order for 
cement sidewalks on 63d place, 64th 
street and 64th place, from the right of 
way of the Grand Trunk Railroad to 
Hamlin avenue, which was 

Referred to the Board of Local Im- 
provements. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted the following ordinance: 

AN OEDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for cement side- 
walk on the south side of West 59th 
street, from Bishop street to Loomis 
street, in the City of Chicago, County 
of Cook and State of Illinois. 

Be it ordained ty the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 
Section 1. That the ordinance en- 



titled "An ordinance for cement sidewalk 
on the south of West 59th street, from 
Bishop street to Loomis street," passed 
April 15, 1907, be and the same is hereby 
repealed, and that the assessment made 
under the provisions of said ordinance, 
Docket 32303 of the County Court of 
said County, be and the same is hereby 
annulled. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 

W^hich was, on motion of Aid. Roberts, 
duly passed by yeas and nays as follows 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Hard' 
ing, Pringle, Riohert, Dailey, McKenna 
Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, Merriam, Jones 
Emerson, Egan, Scully, Novak, Culler 
ton, Cermak, Zimmer, Evans, Fulton, 
Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koral 
eski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Bowler 
Powers, Finn, Foell, Taylor, Clettenberg. 
Bauler, Britten, Hey, Redwanz, Thom- 
son, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, Blen- 
coe. Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller 
Burns, Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fish 
er, Bihl, Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Fors 
berg, Clark — 61. 

'Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for cement sidewalks on a system 
of streets , as follows, to-wit : On both 
sides of West 56th street, from South 
Ashland avenue to South Paulina street, 
etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Kearns, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yea5 — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Hard 
ing, Pringle, Riohert, Dailey, McKenna 
Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, Merriam, Jones 
Emerson, Egan, Scully, Novak, Culler 
ton, Cermak, Zimmer, Evans, Fulton 
Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koral 
eski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Bowler 
Powers, Finn, Foell, Taylor, Clettenberg, 
Bauler, Britten, Hey, Redwanz, Thorn' 
son, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, Blen 



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coe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Burns, Melnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fish- 
er, Bihl, Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Fors- 
berg, Clark— 61. 
'Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for curbing, filling and paving 
with asphalt a system of streets as fol- 
lows: South Hermitage avenue, from 
West 59th street to West 61st street, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Roberts, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows : 

Yeas — ^Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Hard 
ing, Pringle, Richert, Dailey, McKenna, 
Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, Merriam, Jones 
Emerson, Egan, Scully, Novak, Culler 
ton, Cermak, Zimmer, Evans, Fulton 
Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koral 
eski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Bowler 
Powers, Finn, Foell, Taylor, Clettenberg 
Bauler, Britten, Hey, Redwanz, Thom 
son, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, Blen 
coe, Littler, Grolombiewski, Mueller 
Burns, Melnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fish 
er, Bihl, Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Fors 
berg, Clark— 61. 

Nays — None. 



THIRTY-SECOND WARD. 

Aid. Fisher presented the following or- 
ders, which were, on motion, duly 



Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to lay water main in West 100th 
place, from a point 350 feet west of 
Wood street west a distance of 150 
feet, providing same will pay an an- 
nual revenue of ten cents per lineal 
foot. 

Ordered, That the Chief of Police 
be and he is hereby directed to issue 
a permit without cost to the Hamilton 
Park Congregational Church to hold a 
rummage sale at No. 4720 State street 



for the three days of May 10th, llth 
and 12th, 1909, inclusive. 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to report to this Council by 
what authority the Raymond Concrete 
Pile and Construction Company are 
occupying West 89th street, from South 
Ada street eastward thereof to the al- 
ley and the alley itself in the rear of 
their works, and if it shall be found 
that they have no such right of occu- 
pancy granted them by the City of Chi- 
cago, be it ordered that the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works require them 
them to vacate said public thorough- 
fares. 

Ordered, That the Committee on 
License be and is hereby directed to 
report into this Council such an amend- 
ment to the ordinance governing the 
levying of taxes on vehicles as shall no 
longer require the Ward Superintend- 
ents of the wards comprising the City 
of Chicago to pay a vehicle tax upon 
their vehicles used by them in the 
City's emplo}^ 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby au- 
thorized and directed to issue a permit 
to Charles Oldenburg and E. J. Wanek, 
President and Secretary, respectively, 
of the Washington Heights Improve- 
ment Association, authorizing the use 
of City water from fire hydrants with- 
out cost, from IMay 15, 1909, to Novem- 
ber 15, 1909, in consideration of the 
cleaning of the following streets : Vin- 
cennes road, from West 97th street 
to West 107th street; West 103d street, 
from Morgan avenue to Prospect ave- 
nue; and Prospect avenue, from West 
95th street to West 107th street; said 
permit to contain a condition that if 
said Charles Oldenburg and E. J. 
Wanek shall fail to clean said streets 
or any of them to the satisfaction and 
approval of the Commissioner of Pub- 
lic Works, or if said water is used for 
any other purpose than street sprink- 



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NEW BUSINESS — BY WARDS. 



291 



ling, they shall pay to the City the full 
rate for all water used from the date 
of the issuance of said permit, and if 
said Charles Oldenburg and E. J. 
Wanek shall fail to comply with the 
conditions of said permit, the Mayor 
shall revoke the same, and no other 
permit shall be issued to said Charles 
Oldenburg and E. J. Wanek until all 
charges have been paid. 

Aid. Fisher presented the claim of Ed- 
ward Casey for wages withheld for time 
lost on account of personal injuries, and 
the claims of sundry householders for 
damages for injury to property caused 
by blasting done by the Parker-Washing- 
ton Company in the construction of the 
Southwest Land Tunnel (said compensa- 
tion to be paid from the indemnity re- 
serve held by the City of Chicago upon 
the contract of said Parker- Washington 
Company), which were 

Keferred to the Committee on Finance. 

Aid. Fisher presented an order for a 
system of cement sidewalks as follows: 
On both sides of 78th street^ from Mor- 
gan street to Centre avenue; on both 
sides of Morgan, Carpenter, Aberdeen 
and May streets, from 76th street to 
79th street; and on the east side of Cen- 
tre avenue from 76th street to 79th 
street, which was 

Referred to the" Board of !Local Im- 
provements. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted the following ordinance: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for cinder side- 
walk on Eggleston avenue, from West 
87th street to West 90th street, in the 
City of Chicago, County of Cook and 
State of Illinois. 
Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 
City of Chicago: 

Section 1, That the ordinance en- 
titled "An ordinance for cinder sidewalk 
on Eggleston avenue, from West 87th 



street to West 90th street," passed No- 
vember 11^ 1901, be and the same is here- 
by repealed, and that the assessment 
made imder the provisions of said ordi- 
nance, confirmed February 9, 1903, War- 
rant 31767, be and the same is hereby 
annulled. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 

Which was, on motion of Aid. Fisher, 
duly passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Hard- 
ing, Pringle, Riohert, Dailey, McKenna, 
Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, Merriam, Jones, 
Emerson, Egan, Scully, Novak, Culler- 
ton, Cermak, Zimmer, Evans, Fulton, 
LucaSj Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koral- 
eski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, 
Powers, Finn, Foell, Taylor, Clettenberg, 
Bauler, Britten, Hey, Redwanz, Thom- 
son, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, Blen- 
coe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Burns, Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fish- 
er, Bihl, Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Fors- 
berg, Clark — 61. 

Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for cement sidewalks on a system 
of streets as follows, to- wit: On both 
sides of West 96th street, from South 
Winchester avenue to South Hoyne ave- 
nue, etc. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Fisher, the estimate Avas approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Hard- 
ing, Pringle, Riohert, Dailey, McKenna, 
Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, Merriam, Jones, 
Emerson, Egan, Scully, Novak, Culler- 
ton, Cermak, Zimmer, Evans, Fulton, 
Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koral- 
eski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, 
Powers, Finn, Foell, Taylor, Clettenberg, 
Bauler, Britten, Hey, Redwanz, Thom- 
son, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, Blen- 
coe. Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Burns, Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fish- 



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er, Bihl, Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Fors- 
berg, Clark— 61. 
Islays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for curbing, grading and paving 
with slag and granite top macadam Stew- 
art avenue, from 33 feet southwesterly 
of West 72d street to West 79th street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Fisher, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Hard- 
ing, Pringle, Riohert, Dailey, McKenna, 
Sheah'an, McCoid, Snow, Merriam, Jones, 
Emerson, Egan, Scully, Novak, Culler- 
ton,' Cermak, Zimmer, Evans, Fulton, 
Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koral- 
eski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, 
Powers, Finn, Foell, Taylor, Clettenberg, 
Bauler, Britten, Hey, Redwanz, Thom- 
son, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, Blen- 
coe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Burns, Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fish- 
er, Bihl, Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Fors- 
berg, Clark— 61. 

ISlays — None. 



THIRTY-THIRD WARD. 

Aid. Bihl presented the claim of J. 
H. Telford for compensation for repairs 
to drain pipe, and the claims of Charles 
Deutschmann for compensation for re- 
pairing sowers, Avhich w^ere 

Referred to the Committee on Finance. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted a recommendation, estimate and 
ordinance for water service pipes in Jack- 
son avenue, between 84th street and 86th 
street. 

By unanimovis consent, on motion of 
Aid. Bihl, tlie estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Hard- 
ing, Pringle, Riohert, Dailey, McKenna, 
Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, Merriam, Jones, 
Emerson, Egan, Scullv, Novak, Culler- 



ton, Cermak, Zimmer, Evans, Fulton, 
Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koral- 
eski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, 
Powers, Finn, Foell, Taylor, Clettenberg, 
Bauler, Britten, Hey, Redwanz, Thom- 
son, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, Blen- 
coe. Littler, Colombiewski, Mueller, 
Burns, Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fish- 
er, Bihl, Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Fors- 
berg, Clark— 61. 
'Nays — None. 

ALSO, 

A recommendation, estimate and ordi- 
nance for water service pipes in State 
street, between 103d street and 106th 
street. 

By unanimous consent, on motion of 
Aid. Reading, the estimate was approved 
and the ordinance was passed by yeas 
and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Hard 
ing, Pringle, Riohert, Dailey, McKenna, 
Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, Merriam, Jones 
Emerson, Egan, Scully, Novak, Culler 
ton, Cermak, Zimmer, Evans, Fulton 
Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koral 
eski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, 
Powers, Finn, Foell, Taylor, Clettenberg 
Bauler, Britten, Hey, Redwanz, Thom^ 
son, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, Blen 
coe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller 
Burns, Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fish 
er, Bihl, Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Fors 
berg, Clark— 61. 

Nays — None. 



THIRTY-FOURTH WARD. 

Aid. Nolan and Ryan presented the fol- 
lowing order, which was, on motion, 
duly passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby di- 
rected to issue a permit to B. J. Glaser 
to erect and maintain an ornamental 
lamp post with projecting iron sign at 
' the edge of sidewalk in front of premises 
at lo73 Ogden avenue; said lamp post 
shall be erected and maintained in ac- 
cordance with all rules and regulations 



Mav 10, 1909. 



NEW BUSINESS — BY WARDS, 



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of the Department of Public Works. 
This privilege shall be subject to ter- 
mination by the Mayor at any time in 
his discretion. 

The Board of Local Improvements sub- 
mitted the following ordinance: 

AN ORDINANCE 

Repealing an ordinance for cinder side- 
walks on a system of streets as fol- 
lows, to-vvit: South side of West 12th 
street, from South 44th avenue to 
South 46th avenue; north side of- West 
14th street^ from South 44th avenue to 
South 45th avenue; south side of West 
15th street, from South 45th avenue 
to South 45th court; west side of South 
44th avenue, from West 12th street to 
West 14th street; both sides of South 
45th avenue^, from West 12th street to 
West 14th street; west side of South 
45th avenue, from W^est 14th street to 
West 16th street, and on both sides of 
South 45th court, from West 15th 
street to West 16th street, in the City 
of Chicago, County of Cook and State 
of Illinois. 

Be it ordained hy the City Council of the 

City of Chicago: 

Section 1. That the ordinance en- 
titled "An ordinance for cinder sidewalks 
,on a system of streets as follows, to-wit: 
South side of West 12th street, from 
South 44tli avenue to South 46th avenue; 
north side of West 14th street^, from 
South 44th avenue to South 45th avenue ; 
south side of West 15th street, from 
South 45th avenue to South 45th court; 
west side of South 44th avenue, from 
West 12th street to West 14th street; 
both sides of South 45th avenue, from 
West 12th street to West 14th street; 
west side of South 45th avenue^ from 
West 14th street to West 16th street, and 
on both sides of South 45th court, from 
West 15th street to West 16th street," 
passed November 12, 1906, be and the 
same is hereby repealed, and that the 
assessment made under the provisions of 
said ordinance, confirmed March 24, 1908, 



Warrant 35757, be and the same is here- 
by annulled. 

Section 2. This ordinance shall be in 
force from and after its passage. 

Which Avas, on motion of Aid. Nolan, 
duly passed by yeas and nays as follows 

Yeas — -Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Hard 
ing, Pringle, Richert, Dailey, McKenna 
Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, Merriam, Jones 
Emerson, Egan, Scully, Novak, Culler 
ton, Cermak, Zimmer, Evans, Pulton 
Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Lftpatel, Koral 
eski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, 
Powers, Finn, Foell, Taylor, Clettenberg, 
Bauler, Britten, Hey, Redwanz, Thorn 
son, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, Blen 
coe. Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller 
Burns, Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fish 
er, Bihl, Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Fors 
berg, Clark— 61. 

Nays — None. 



THIRTY-FIFTH WARD. 

Aid. Forsberg presented the follow- 
ing order, which was, on motion, duly 
passed : 

Ordered, That the. Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby au- 
thorized and directed to issue a permit 
to the Winslow Bros. Company, author- 
izing the use of City water from fire 
hydrants, without cost, from May 10, 
1909, to November 15, 1909, in consid- 
eration of the cleaning of the following 
street: Harrison street, from 46th 
avenue to 47th avenue; said permit to 
contain a condition that if said Wins- 
low Bros. Company shall fail to clean 
said streets or any of them to the sat- 
isfaction and approval of the Commis- 
sioner of Public Works, or if said 
water is used for any other purpose 
than street sprinkling, they shall pay 
to the City the full rate for all water 
used from the date of the issuance of 
said permit, and if said Winslow Bros. 
Company shall fail to comply with the 
conditions of said permit, the Mayor 
shall revoke the same, and no other 



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permit, shall be issued to said Winslow 
Bros. Company until all charges have 
been paid. 

Aid. Forsberg presented the claim of 
John J. Cromer for compensation for 
injury to property caused by change in 
grade of street, which was 

Eeferred to the Committee on Finance. 



UNFINISHED BUSINESS PENDING 
BEFORE THE COUNCIL. 

Aid. Snow moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Finance concerning premiums 
on surety bonds, furnished by city officials 
and employes, deferred and published 
April 26, 1909, page 114. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Snow moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the order submitted there- 
with. 

The motion prevailed, and the order 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Hard- 
ing, Pringle, Eichert, Dailey, McKenna, 
Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, Merriam, Jones, 
Emerson, Egan, Scully, Novak, Culler- 
ton, Cermak, Zimmer, Evans, Fulton, 
Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koral- 
eski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, 
Powers, Finn, Foell, Taylor, Clettenberg, 
Bauler, Britten, Hey, Redwanz, Thom- 
son, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, Blen- 
coe. Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Burns, Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fish- 
er, Bihl, Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Fors- 
berg, Clark — 61. 

Nays — None. 

The follovv'ing is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the City Comptroller be 
and he is hereby authorized to pay the 
premiums on all surety bonds furnished 
by city officials and employes, from Mis- 
cellaneous Receipts for the year 1909, 
in accordance with his request, dated 
April 23d, 1909, attached hereto. 

Aid. Snow moved to proceed to the 



consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Finance on an order to install 
a fire hydrant on Sheffield avenue, be- 
tween Wellington and Barry avenues, 
deferred and published April 26, 1909, 
page 1 14. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Snow moved to concur in the re-^ 
port and pass the order submitted there- 
with . 

The motion prevailed, and the order 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Hard- 
ing, Pringle, Richert, Dailey, McKenna, 
Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, Merriam, Jones, 
Emerson, Egan, Scully, Novak, Culler- 
ton, Cermak, Zimmer, Evans, Fulton, 
Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koral- 
eski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, 
Powers, Finn, Foell, Taylor, Clettenberg, 
Bauler, Britten, Hey, Redwanz, Thom- 
son, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, Blen- 
coe. Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Burns, Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fish- 
er, Bihl, Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Fors- 
berg, Clark— 61. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby au- 
thorized, in accordance with his recom- 
mendation of April 3d, 1909, attached 
hereto, to install and maintain fire 
hydrant on Sheffield avenue, between 
Wellington and Barry avenues. 

Aid. Snow moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Finance on the claim of J. W. 
Atkin for compensation for damage 
caused by burst water main, deferred and 
published April 26, 1909, page 114. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Snow moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the order submitted there- 
with. 

The motion prevailed, and the order 
Avas passed by yeas and nays as follows: 



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UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 



295 



Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon^ Hard- 
ing, Pringle, Richert, Dailey, McKenna, 
Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, Merriam, Jones, 
Emerson, Egan, Scully, Novak, Culler- 
ton, Cermak, Zimmer, Evans, Fulton, 
Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koral- 
€ski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, jConlon, Bowler, 
Powers, Finn, Foell, Taylor, Clettenberg, 
Bauler, Britten, Hey, Redwanz, Thom- 
son, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, Blen- 
coe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Burns, Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fish- 
er, Bihl, Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Fors- 
berg, Clark— 61. 

Nays — None. 

The folloAving is the order as passed: 

Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby au- 
thorized and directed to issue a voucher 
in favor of J. W. Atkin in the sum of 
fifteen and twenty-five one-hundredths 
dollars ($15.25), same to be in full of all 
claims for damages which he may have 
against the city of whatever kind or na- 
ture arising from or growing out of the 
bursting of water main on May 2, 1908, 
in Erie street, between Lincoln Park 
Boulevard and Rush street, and the 
Comptroller is ordered to pay the same 
from appropriation heretofore made for 
payment of damages from such causes. 

Aid. Snow moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Finance on the claim of Thos. 
Bedford for compensation for personal 
injuries, deferred and published April 26, 
1909, page 115. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Snow moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the order submitted there- 
with. 

The motion prevailed^ and the order 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Hard- 
ing, Pringle, Richert, Dailey, McKenna, 
Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, Merriam, Jones, 
Emerson, Egan, Scully, Novak, Culler- 
ton, Cermak, Zimmer, Evans, Fulton, 



Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koral- 
eski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, 
Powers, Finn, Foell, Taylor, Clettenberg, 
Bauler, Britten, Hey, Redwanz, Thom- 
son, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, Blen- 
coe. Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Burns, Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fish- 
er, Bihl, Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Fors- 
berg, Clark— 61. 
Nays — None. 

The following is the order as passed: 
Ordered, That the City Comptroller 
be and he is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to pay to Thomas Bedford the 
sum of One Hundred Six and Fifty One- 
Hundredths Dollars ($106.50), same to 
be in full of all claims of whatever kind 
or nature arising from or growing out 
of injuries sustained by said Thomas 
Bedford on October 31, 1908, at Irving 
Park Boulevard and Robey street, being 
struck by police patrol wagon, and 
charge same to the Finance Committee 
Fund, appropriations, 1909. 

Aid. Snow moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Finance on a communication 
from the Board of Local Improvements 
concerning the salary of Charles C. 
Blair, deferred and published April 26, 
1909, page 115. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid, Snow moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the order submitted there- 
with. 

The motion prevailed, and the order 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, -Dixon, Hard- 
ing, Pringle, Richert, Dailey, McKenna, 
Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, Merriam, Jones, 
Emerson, Egan, Scully, Novak, Culler- 
ton," Cermak, Zimmer, Evans, Fulton, 
Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koral- 
eski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, 
Powers, Finn, Foell, Taylor, Clettenberg, 
Bauler, Britten, Hey, Redwanz, Thom- 
son, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, Blen- 
coe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 



296 



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May 10, 1909. 



Burns, Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fish- 
er, Bihl, Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Fors- 
berg, Clark— 61. 
'Nays — None. 

The following is the order as passed: 
Ordered, That the Board of Local Im- 
provements be and it is hereby author- 
ized, in accordance with its request of 
April 20, 1909, attached hereto, to issue 
a voucher in the sum of Twenty-nine and 
Seventy One-hundredths Dollars ($29.70) 
in favor of Mrs. Charles C. Blair, being 
the amount of wages due Charles C. 
Blair, deceased, and the Comptroller is 
ordered to pay the same from the salary 
appropriations ior the Board of Local 
Improvements, 

Aid. Snow moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Finance on the claim of John 
Blake for wages, deferred and published 
April 26, 1909, page 115. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Snow moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the order submitted there- 
with. 

The motion prevailed, and the order 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Hard- 
ing, Pringle, Richert, Dailey, McKenna, 
Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, Merriam, Jones, 
Emerson, Egan, Scully, Novak, Culler- 
ton, Cerrnak, Zimmer, Evans, Fulton, 
Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koral- 
eski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, 
Powers, Finn, Foell, Taylor, Clettenberg, 
Bauler, Britten, Hey, Redwanz, Thom- 
son, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, Blen- 
coe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Burns, Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fish- 
er, Bihl, Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Fors- 
berg, Clark — 61. 

Nays — None. 



The following is the order as 

Ordered, That the City Electrician be 

and he is hereby authorized to issue a 

voucher in favor of John Blake for one 

month's wages, withheld on account of 



absence from duty as arc lamp trimmer 
on account of illness, and the Comp- 
troller is ordered to pay the same from i 
the appropriations for salary in the De- 
partment of Electricity, | 
This action is based upon the recom- ! 
mendation of the City Electrician, dated 
March 24, 1909, attached hereto. | 

Aid. Snow moved to proceed to the j 
consideration of the report of the Com- i 
mittee on Finance on the claim of Ira 
N. Cobe for refund of special assessment | 
deposit, deferred and published April 26, i 
1909, page 115. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Snow moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the order submitted there- 
with. 

The motion prevailed, and the order 
was passed hj yeas and nays as folloAvs: 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Hard- j 
ing, Pringle, Richert, Dailey, McKenna, | 
Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, Merriam, Jones, : 
Emerson, Egan, Scully, Novak, Culler- j 
ton, Cermak, Zimmer, Evans, Fulton, j 
Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koral- j 
eski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, ' 
Powers, Finn, Foell, Taylor, Clettenberg, 
Bauler, Britten, Hey, Redwanz, Thom- 
son, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, Blen- 
coe, Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Burns, Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fish- | 
er, Bihl, Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Fors- ! 
berg, Clark— 61. 

Nays — None. ! 

The following is the order as passed: I 
Ordered, That the Commissioner of 
Public Works be and he is hereby author- j 
ized and directed to issue a water pipe j 
deposit certificate in the sum of Fifteen 
Hundred Forty-seven and Fifty One- 
hundredths Dollars ($1,547.50) in favor 
of Paul 0. Stensland & Co. to cover the 
amount deposited by said Paul 0, Stens- 
land & Co, to cover deficiency in special 
-assessment warrant 24068 for laying 
water supply pipes in West Irving Park 
boulevard, North Central Park avenue, 



May 10, 1909. 



UNFINISHED BUSINESS. 



297 



etc., upon the surrender to the city of 
the original deposit receipt, dated Sep- 
tember 16, 1899, for the said amount. 

This certificate is ordered issued be- 
cause the water mains laid under said 
special! assessment are paying the neces- 
sary revenue and the larger portion of 
said* assessment has been refunded. 

Aid. Snow moved to proceed to the 
consideration of the report of the Com- 
mittee on Finance on the claim of the 
Dow-Carpenter Coal Company for a re- 
fund of compensation paid for scale and 
switch track (ordinances repealed), de- 
ferred and published April 26, 1909, page 
116. 

The motion prevailed. 

Aid. Snow moved to concur in the re- 
port and pass the order submitted there- 
with. 

The motion prevailed, and the order 
was passed by yeas and nays as follows : 

Yeas — Coughlin, Kenna, Dixon, Hard- 
ing, Pringle, Richert, Dailey, McKenna, 
Sheahan, McCoid, Snow, Merriam, Jones, 
Emerson, Egan, Scully, Novak, Culler- 
ton, Cermak, Zimmer, Evans^ Pulton, 
Lucas, Lawley, Beilfuss, Utpatel, Koral- 
eski, Kunz, Dever, Sitts, Conlon, Bowler, 
Powers, Finn, Foell, Taylor, Clettenberg, 
Bauler, Britten, Hey, Redwanz, Thom- 
son, Reinberg, Lipps, Clancy, Capp, Blen- 
coe. Littler, Golombiewski, Mueller, 
Burns, Mclnerney, Roberts, Kearns, Fish- 
er, Bihl, Reading, Nolan, Ryan, Fors- 
berg, Clark— 61. 

Nays — None. 

The following is the order as passed: 
Ordered, That the City Comptroller 
be and he is hereby authorized and di- 
rected to pay to Dow-Carpenter Coal 
Company the sum of Eighty-two and 
Fifty One -hundredths Dollars (82.50), 
being amount collected for compensation 
for scale in roadway on the south side 
of Seventy-first street, fifteen feet west 
of Madison avenue under ordinance of 
February 10, 1908, and for switch track 



across Seventy-first street connecting 
with B. & 0. R. R., ordinances for said 
privileges having been repealed on March 
22, 1909, as shown at page 3498 of the 
proceedings of that date, and charge